Our Origins

White Brothers Ltd is a Maltese corporation, wholly owned and operated by the successors of its founder, Angelo Ciantar.

The company owes its name to its founder’s first truck – an American-built White model 704 – which earned Angelo Ciantar the nickname ‘Tal-‘White’, by which the family business became popularly known thereafter.

Hard times for cargo handlers during the 1950’s.  In the post-World War 2 era, in 1947, under severe working conditions characteristic of the time, little could have been tougher than the labours of cargo handling and stevedoring. But as the years passed and his sons gradually came of age, more hands and more equipment were added to Mr. Ciantar’s humble enterprise.