SDC delivers 30 new trailers to McBurney Transport


McBurney Transport invests in 30 new trailers from SDC

Ballymena based logistics company McBurney Transport is in the news again after taking delivery of 30 new Aluminium Boxvan trailers from manufacturer SDC Trailers in Toomebridge. The substantial investment signals a dedication by the company to strengthen its efficiency and operations for customers across the UK, Ireland, and Europe.

Built to withstand the rigours of the road, McBurney’s new Boxvan’s feature three BPW Eco Air axles with low maintenance drum brakes and a roll stability braking system, along with internal load restraint rails, steel reinforced flooring, LED and ISO regulation lighting. The trailers are manufactured to SDC’s lightweight and durable design with a double-skin allow plank body and double-insulated roof, providing additional security and insulation of goods during transport.

“We are very pleased with the new trailers from SDC Trailers,” said Norman McBurney founder McBurney Transport, “The advanced features and high-quality construction will help us to improve our operational efficiency and better serve our customers. The Boxvan trailers will join our modern fleet of over 1,300 trailers.

Norman confirmed the recent announcement that Danish shipping and logistics company, DFDS will acquire the family-owned McBurney Transport Group in a move that will expand its network by joining one of the largest global groups in the sector. The acquisition is aligned with DFDS’ strategy of growing solutions within cold chain logistics. Headquartered in Copenhagen, DFDS operates on thirty routes, employing 11,000 staff in twenty countries connected by their ferry and logistics services. 

SDC’s Ireland Sales Manager, Jimmy McKernan said: “We would like to wish Norman, his wife Lynn, and the rest of the team best wishes for the future. They are a long-valued customer of SDC and it has been a pleasure to work together and support McBurney Transport over the years. McBurney’s latest order of 30 new Boxvan trailers are built to the highest standards of quality and durability, and I am confident they will serve McBurney Transport for many years to come.”

Founded in 1965, McBurney Transport operates from eight locations, three in Northern Ireland, one in Ireland, three in England, and one in Scotland. Their customers range from multinational blue-chip corporations to local companies, major supermarkets, food and drink manufacturers, high street retailers as well as companies in the construction, horticulture, and industrial sectors. In Liverpool, McBurney operates a 25,000-pallet cold store, which facilitates the transport of cold chain goods throughout the UK.