About us

MKR Recovery services have been established as a vehicle recovery operator since 2013, founded by Eliott and Luke with over 25 years combined experience in the motor trade and recovery industry.

Our company started out as a small garage in Margate run by Eliott carrying out mechanical and body repairs. In those early days it was just Eliott working alone. It became apparent that after relocating the business to the Lakesview Business park in Hersden, nr Canterbury, that a recovery truck was required to collect and deliver our customers cars. It was around this time Eliott first met Luke. Luke was working with a local company where he had been for over 14 years, driving an array of recovery vehicles and crane lorries, handling a wide range of vehicles as well as plant machinery and abnormal loads.

We got to know each other over the next couple of years and it became apparent we could work well together. After much discussion and planning we decided to go for it, Luke left his job and we set up as a partnership in 2013. The existing recovery truck was sold and a more suitable VW LT46 recovery truck was purchased along with an Iveco Spec lift.

We moved to our current premises in 2014 and since then we have been constantly reinvesting into our equipment. We upgraded our Iveco spec lift to a newer, better equipped ex AA vehicle. We also purchased another beavertail recovery truck and an 11t Mercedes tilt and slide truck. Our customer base has grown from just local garages and members of the public to include main dealers and insurance companies. We have been entrusted to collect vehicles ranging from brand new Lotus’s from their factory, to a 1912 Renault taxi from France, so you can be assured whatever vehicle we are moving, it will be handled with the amount of care you would expect. Our aim is to provide our customers a completely reliable and professional service delivered by smart and experienced drivers.