Derry Refrigerated Transport To Invest £9 million

    One of the leading refrigerated transport distributors on the island of Ireland is celebrating almost twenty years in business with a substantial £9 million pound investment that will see the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in Co. Armagh, as well as the creation of 50 jobs for the local area.

    Derry Refrigerated Transport based in Portadown, announced their recent investment with details of a bespoke new hub that will span over 10 acres and be the first of its kind for refrigerated transport in Ireland, whilst the 50 new jobs will commence within the first three months of the hub’s opening.

    The family run company that supplies to Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, has also announced the recent majority acquisition of Brennan Refrigerated Transport in Waterford, which will see a further five lorries added to Derry’s already prolific fleet of 60.

    Pictured at the new site are (L-R) Olympic winning boxer and Derry Brand Ambassador, Paddy Barnes; Derry Managing Director, Patrick Derry; J Aidan Kelly Ltd Architectural Technologist; Mark Devlin from MDK construction and Noel Brennan, Brennan Refrigerated Transport.

    Patrick Derry, Managing Director said, “It is a very exciting time at Derry Refrigerated Transport. This investment will allow us to build on the platform we have established during our 20 years in the industry and will enable us to provide wider and more tailored services to our 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.”


    Derry Refrigerated Transport currently employ 200 people at their Portadown site since moving due to expansion in 2013. The company has been recognised for their sustainability practices by winning the Greener, Safer Fleet Award at the Export and Freight Awards in 2016 and ‘Fleet of the Year’ at the 2017 awards.

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