Van and truck rental – at the right price!



Coming up on 20 years in business, Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd in Co Limerick supplies refrigerated vans and trucks to businesses, individuals on short- and long-term rentals. Irish Trucker touched base with Noel Kelly recently to learn all about this thriving business.

Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd is a leading provider of refrigerated truck and van rental in the Mid-west and 2021 will see it marking an even two decades in business.

Based in Clondrinagh Industrial Estate Limerick, which is in the heart of the Mid-West, and GB Business Park, Little Island, Co Cork, the company is always close by and at your service.

Whether you are looking for short or long-term van hire or truck rental, Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd can help you.

Irish Trucker caught up with Noel Kelly to find out all about the company – from its origins to the state of business today.

“We've been established since 2001 and we’re part of Kelly’s Car And Commercials Ltd ,” Noel outlined.

“Right now, we’re operating with four staff and we specialise in refrigerated van rentals and truck hire as well.”

With bases in Limerick and Cork, Kelly Car And Commercial Repairs Ltd provide truck and car maintenance and repairs, as well as being a distributor for Isuzu’s light to medium truck range.

Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd is the van/truck rental side of the business and it provides clients with flexible and cost-effective contract hire rates and plans.

“We were part of Kellys Car & Commercial Repairs,” explained Noel. “That’s how we started out and then we went into van rental in 2001 and became Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd.” 

Today, Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd has refrigerated vans available in a wide variety of makes, models, and configurations, from small car sized vans, to large long wheel base vans with standard, low and high roof options.

All of the company vans are well maintained, under three years old and backed up by its excellent customer service.

With regards trucks, all of the refrigerated trucks at Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd are available in a wide variety of makes, models, lengths, engine sizes and weights for any business use.

Optional extras include tail lift, with all trucks being under three years old, regularly serviced and highly efficient.

Contract hire of vans or trucks at Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd are available between one and five-year terms.

They include the following benefits: Vehicles can be wrapped and branded in your logo and branding, and road tax, servicing, maintenance, D.O.E certification, and replacement vehicles during breakdown repair are also included in contract hire rates. It excludes the cost of repairing accidental damage.

All of that considered, it’s not hard to see why business has been flourishing as of late for Noel and the team down at Clondrinagh Industrial Estate.

“Business has definitely been good but, in saying that, it’s not as good as it would have been last year,” he said.

“The (Covid-19) pandemic would have had an affect on us with lockdown and everything else, but things are still good here and hopefully they will continue that way.”

Operating with 30 years’ experience, Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd has developed a vast knowledge when it comes to refrigerated van and truck rentals.

Noel and his team know the best makes and models to meet your needs and budget, priding themselves on customer care.

At Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental, they get most of new business through word of mouth as its customer service is so good.

As it stands, they have more than 100 vans at their base of operations and they are intent on growing their staff numbers as well in 2021.

“Right now, we have over 100 vans and 20 trucks here and there will be more staff coming on board next year,” said Noel.

The signs are certainly good for Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd heading towards a 20th year.

So, the burning question is what has been the secret to the company’s success so far?

For Noel, it comes down to two things in particular.

“We deal directly with agents here and we have the vehicles there whenever our clients need them, whereas others wouldn’t,” he said.

Indeed, Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental provides top quality service for all of its customers, and have close to 30 years’ experience in the field, so they know the best makes and models of vans and trucks for refrigerated transport, and the best chiller units.

The company’s customer service is second to none and they always aim to please.

Looking at 2021, Noel himself is optimistic for business with a vaccine for Covid-19 being rolled out worldwide.

“Hopefully, if and when the vaccine becomes available it will improve things because there’s no doubt that business has been affected by the pandemic,” he concluded.

If you’re looking for short or long-term van hire or truck rental, Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental can help you select the right truck or van for you. The company offers cheap van rental and truck rental - at the right price!

So why not give them a call today?

Hillgrove Refrigerated Van Rental Ltd 
Clondrinagh Industrial Estate,
Ennis Road,
Co Limerick
Tel: (061) 455981 & (061) 322214
Mob: (086) 8535399
Fax: (061) 321988
Email: [email protected]

Published in Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, February/March 2021, Vol 24 No 2