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Portadown transport firm Derry in £9m hub investment

Derry Refrigerated Transport in Portadown is building a bespoke new hub as part of a £9m investment
Kelly McAllister

A PORTADOWN-based refrigerated transport distributor is investing £9 million in a new transport hub which will create 50 jobs for the area.

And Derry Refrigerated Transport, a family run company that supplies to Northern Ireland, the Republic and Britain, has also acquired Brennan Refrigerated Transport in Waterford which will see a further five lorries added to its existing fleet of 60.

Derry, which currently employs more than 200 people, will build a new state-of-the-art facility in County Armagh spanning more than 10 acres of land.

Managing director Patrick Derry said: “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."

He added: “We are hopeful that this recent investment will establish Derry as the go-to refrigerated company in Ireland.”

Derry refrigerated Transport has won a number of accolade such as the Greener, Safer Fleet Award and the Fleet of the Year award for its sustainability practices.

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