Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Trailer firm driving forward after tough year on the roads

The NORTheRN Ireland depot of a Scottish trailer firm has completed a £2.3m order, in good news following redundancies this year.

Gray & Adams , based in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, provided 50 refrigerated trailers to McBurney Transport/McBurney Refrigeration in Kells, Co Antrim.

Gray & Adams in Northern Ireland made a small number of redundancies in July. In July 2007 Gray & Adams received a £2m order of trailers from McBurney Transport, the biggest order received by Gray & Adams from a Northern Ireland company. Gray & Adams was set up in Newtownabbey, in 1981.

The Scottish firm was set up in 1957, initially for commercial bodywork repairs before progressing to insulated containers.

Billy Dougan, managing director of Gray & Adams, said: "The McBurney deal was very welcome at a time when the industry was seeing the effects of the downturn in the economy.

"Our contract, along with the Dennison Commercials deal, is a true reflection of Norman McBurney's continued support of the local Northern Irish economy".

Norman McBurney said: "I continue to buy from Gray & Adams because of their trailers' superior construction and because the quality is second to none".