AGRO Merchants Group has announced further investments into its business in Northern Ireland, primarily focused on transportation.
The company will add new trucks and trailers to its transport fleet, which now consists of approximately 300 trucks and 600 refrigerated and curtain-side trailers.
In addition to increasing the fleet, the company is enhancing its transport management system and reinforcing key areas of the business to support further growth in the next five years.
“These new investments and service upgrades will allow us to better accommodate our clients’ requirements,” said Derek Sawyers, founder of Sawyers Transport, which now operates as AGRO Merchants Lurgan.
Derek has been an essential part of the leadership team in Lurgan since the company joined AGRO Merchants Group and is back at the helm, leading again the company’s day-to-day operations.
Andy Henderson, Managing Director of AGRO Merchants UK & Ireland, said: “We are fully committed to improving our service offering and growing our businesses in Ireland. Our latest investment into transport equipment and technology helps AGRO achieve this goal.
“We have an unrivalled presence in the region, and we are putting a great effort into developing and integrating our businesses across the UK and Ireland (Lurgan, Castleblayney, Lough Egish, Dublin and Whitchurch). We offer a variety of services, including cold storage, transportation, packaging and a range of value-added services and we are working closely with our customers to tailor our solutions to their particular needs.”
AGRO Merchants recently acquired a new facility at the Food Central in Dublin, which is an ideal location for both domestic and imported products. The facility was constructed in 2018 and fitted for both chilled and frozen storage.