Leading refrigerated transport operator Derry Refrigerated Transport has acquired Waterford-based Brennan Refrigerated Transport as part of a £9 million investment that includes the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility that will span over 10 acres and is the first of its kind for refrigerated transport in Ireland.
50 new jobs will be created within the first three months of the hub’s opening. The company currently employs 200 people at its Portadown site. The acquisition of Brennan Refrigerated Transport will also add a further five trucks to Derry Refrigerated Transport’s sixty strong fleet.
Derry Refrigerated Transport started business nearly twenty years ago with one truck, and Patrick Derry, Managing Director said the investment will allow the company to build on the platform it has established and to provide wider and more tailored services to its clients.
“We are delighted to be able to create employment for the local area once our new hub is complete and we are looking forward to expanding further into the Irish market. Our customers have been extremely loyal to us since starting out twenty years ago with only one lorry and we want to continue to enhance our relationship by offering them something extra. We are hopeful that this recent investment will establish Derry as the go-to refrigerated transport company in Ireland.”
Noel Brennan, Managing Director of Brennan Refrigerated Transport said the investment by Derry Refrigerated Transport will allow the company to progress further. “Our partnership with Derry Refrigerated Transport has allowed us to expand within the Irish Market, giving us a much wider base and the ability to look after our existing customer base going forward.”