The Malcolm Group, one of Scotland’s largest and best known integrated logistics companies, has opened a prestigious new Heritage Centre at their Head Office premises in Linwood, Paisley.

Named after the company founder, the Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre was officially opened by his son and Chief Executive Officer of The Malcolm Group Andrew Malcolm and VIP guest Claes Nilsson, Volvo Trucks President Europe Division. Other guests included Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland Managing Director Göran Nyberg and Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland Regional Managing Director Martin Merrick.

The Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre was built by Andrew Malcolm in memory of his father, known and respected as one of the greatest characters and most enigmatic businessmen ever seen in the Scottish Road Transport industry. The Malcolm Group’s current company slogan – ‘Practical Solutions, Successful Partnerships’ – epitomises the entrepreneurial sprit combined with the pragmatic ability to get the job done for which Donald Malcolm was well known.

The smart new building houses a unique display of 15 trucks from the last 40 years of the company’s road transport history and is designed to celebrate the heritage of W H Malcolm and promote the company brand.

W H Malcolm was one of Volvo’s first customers in Scotland, operating F86 tractor units in the late 60’s. Malcolm Group companies now operate 311 Volvo trucks out of a total fleet of around 500 vehicles and 1200 trailers.

In memory of the occasion, Claes Nilsson presented Andrew Malcolm with a framed photograph depicting four of the first Volvo trucks to be operated by W H Malcolm.

Although the Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre will not be open to the public, enquiries from interested parties in the transport industry who write in requesting a visit, will be welcomed.