The company was established in 1987 with just a Land Rover Harvey Frost and a Volvo F7 wrecker. Since then the company has grown and gained a reputation as the Northeast’s largest specialist recovery operator. The fleet has gone from strength to strength over the years and with a loyal customer base has presented many challenges.

Over this time Alpha have been faced with some exceptional jobs from a rolled over derailed train to burnt out forestry machines miles into the woods as well as cranes upright, bogged down or rolled over  we have attended and risen to the challenge of them all. As Alpha Recovery has grown we have developed an extensive knowledge of Passenger carrying vehicles which is a very specialist corner of the market and our now modern fleet of Euro 6 heavy recovery vehicles with low profile booms makes light work of these sometimes very complex operations. On the back of this and working for all of the Northeast’s major bus operators we moved into bus and coach breaking which has thrived over the years.

With the acquisition of Ian Bradley Recovery Durham’s Premier heavy recovery company at the end of 2018 our Peterlee depot is now set to share in the successful future of Alpha Recovery Ltd.