Truck firm Hireco boosts fleet with major investment
The Northern Ireland-based truck leasing company Hireco is increasing its fleet with a £500,000 investment.
The company is buying 20 box vans from the German trailer manufacturer, Krone.
In the past two years, Hireco has spent £45m on its fleet and now has more than 5,000 vehicles on the road across the UK and Ireland.
The company employs more than 100 people and has depots in Belfast - based in the docks, Dublin, London, Manchester and Reading.
Set up 30 years ago, Hireco provides a rental, leasing and breakdown service for trucks and trailers operated by some of the UK's biggest transport and logistics companies.
Customers include DHL, Wincanton, Norbert Dentressangle and Asda.
Hireco's commercial director Tony Wan said: "Our customers need the assurance of high security and secure loading when conducting logistical tasks.
"Krone's dry liners have a unique door locking mechanism which guarantees against break-ins and, owing to the trailers' inherent strength, they can also cope with form-fitted loads without the need to strap."
Earlier this year Hireco added 20 box vans and fridge trailers from two German firms, including a £3.5m deal for trailers from Dennison in Lancaster.
It also added 400 new trailers to its fleet following a deal worth around £8m with Co Antrim manufacturer SDC. That order included 380 curtain-sider trailers and 20 box vans.