Time is of the essence for Munster Logistics

01 December 2016

Munster Logistics large national network offers business or individuals high quality, secure, low cost, parcel and packet deliveries.

Munster Logistics large national network offers business or individuals high quality, secure, low cost, parcel and packet deliveries.

The record books will show that Munster Logistics was only established five years ago, but that fact is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to telling the whole story of its owners' history.

Munster Logistics is owned and run by Darren McKiniry and Shane O’Neill. Between them they have forty years of experience in the road transport industry.

That alone has played a huge part in the success of the business in the five years it has been established. Operating from their depot which comprises of 30,000sq ft of warehousing and 50,000sq ft of a yard in the Raheen Industrial Estate, Limerick, where such notable multi-national companies as Dell, Analog devices and Regeneron are also based, Munster Logistics provides a wide range of services across the transport sector including the transportation of dry and ambient foods, dry stock, drinks, freight forwarding and warehousing.

Munster Logistics large national network offers business or individuals high quality, secure, low cost, parcel and packet deliveries which you can count on to reach its destination. The service is available within the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland including full end to end deliveries door to door. Every package is scanned from dispatch to delivery point. Their tracking system is updated in real time giving you up to the minute reports of your order.

The company’s motto “Our objective is to provide a quality, logistical service tailored to our customers’ needs” is the foundation that the business has been built on since its inception in 2010.

“We are now five years in business and we are delighted with the direction that the company is heading. Our customer base has grown over the years and we work for such notable firms that include the Fine Wines Group, Richmond Marketing, Pulse Logistics, Boyne Valley Foods, Walkers crisps ,Newspread Distribution , Moran Freight , Keogh Crisps and Uniphar to just name a few,” said Darren.

“With these clients on board, you can see that we transport a wide range of products, while our warehousing is secured by security gates, fencing and 24hr security on site. It is ideally located near the N7 and M20 motorways and the national primary routes of the N18 and N21.”

The company operate a fleet of 30 vehicles ranging from artics to vans with the trucks all being of the Mercedes make with tracking systems and Darren revealed that it was essential for them to keep the fleet well maintained and in pristine condition as well as putting the right vehicle with the right job.

“This gives us a carrying capacity from a single pallet to 26 full pallets. Our customers’ requirements are the number one priority when deciding on a vehicle for delivery.

“We do a lot of the maintenance work ourselves, but the vehicles that are under warranty go back to Truck Car Sales. Downtime is not an option for us. All of our work is against the clock. We would do a lot of overnight work delivering the newspapers in the Greater Munster region, while we also deliver to the main supermarket chains such as Dunnes Stores, Musgraves, Spar, Centra, Tesco, independent shops and private homes.”

The company’s aim is to provide first class, reliable and cost effective logistic solution for their clients. They insure a next day service to the most prominent counties in Ireland and a 48 hour to the others. A major part of their business is trunking to Northern Ireland for manufacturing companies.

“We offer a freight forwarding service also and we work with the likes of Burke Shipping, Diamond Shipping and Moran Freight Services using both Dublin and Cork ports.”

Darren revealed that no job is too big or small for the company and it didn’t matter what size the package being delivered was as it all loads are treated with the same care and respect.

“The logistic solution we offer is fully inclusive from single case deliveries to full loads. 

“We are experts at ensuring your items reach their destinations with the minimum of trouble, coupled with our tracking software you always know where your order is and where it’s going. Wherever you are in the world, in whatever industry, you can rely on Munster logistics to provide you with business solutions to make your business faster, simpler and cost efficient.”

Through the experience that Darren and Shane have accumulated through the years, they have a large network of contacts locally, nationally and internationally. Whether delivering one off parcels, part consignments or large shipments, their staff know the individual transport markets and are aware of the transportation laws in each country.

Munster Logistics employ 40 people, all of how carry a great deal of experience in this industry and Darren admitted that without them, it would have been impossible to achieve the success that they have.

“There is a very good team here headed up by our Transport Manager Henry O’Neill who has many years’ experience in the industry and everyone is well capable of doing their work to the standard that our customers expect.”

Customer support is a huge area for the business as they give their client’s all the assistance needed in tracking orders from the time they are picked up until they reach their destination and this is carried out 24/7 so at any time of the day or night, the customer knows where their goods are.

“Munster Logistics provide overnight car and truck parts deliveries for Qualvecom, Team O Reilly and Transpec to name just a few , we cover 16 counties from Wicklow to South Kerry pre 7 am 5 nights a week , this is only made possible as we are key holders to all the motor factors and garages that we deliver to , this is a specialised service that we have involved in for many years

“Between full and part loads, groupage and parcels deliveries and collections we reach 800 to 1000 delivery points every day , this is no easy task but we reach our goal of 100% accuracy each day , we thrive on this target each day.

“The outlook for 2016 for the company is to grow by 20 – 30 % as we have from day one. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the companies that supported us from day one to today and also all our staff that make it all possible each day.” 

Munster Logistics
Unit 13 Sagart Road, Raheen industrial estate, Limerick 
Telephone: +353-(0)61-307004
Fax :      +353-(0)61-307055
Email:     Darren@munsterlogistics.com 

Taken from Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 19 No 4, May 2016 

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