Logistics And Frieght Forwarding

40 years and counting for Cairn Delivery

40 years and counting for Cairn Delivery

23 November 2016

Cairn Delivery Service Ltd offers express pallet and parcel distribution services as well as full and part load distribution

Cairn Delivery Service Ltd offers express pallet and parcel distribution services as well as full and part load distribution Antrim company Cairn Delivery Service are proud to be celebrating this significant milestone of 40 years in business in 2016. Since its formation in 1976, Cairn Delivery Service has grown steadily to become one of Ireland’s leading overnight logistics operators, offering a next day overnight pallet and parcel service throughout the island at very competitive rates.

They also offer an extensive range of transport solutions tailored to meet various customer requirements. Set up by brothers, Paddy and Colm Dooey, Cairn Delivery Service first began running a small nationwide distribution service covering the north and south, working mainly for clothing and pharmaceutical firms. Over the last three decades a lot has changed in the world of transport and Cairns have gone through 30 years of continuous, organic growth.

These days the company’s core business lies in over night logistics throughout the UK and Ireland. Their service portfolio includes: same day/next day pallet and parcel distribution throughout Ireland; 48 hour pallet service to the UK; day and night trunking; storage and distribution; container handling movement and storage; national and international freight forwarding and contract distribution. Cairn Delivery Service Ltd offers express pallet and parcel distribution services as well as full and part load distribution throughout the island of Ireland to many local and national businesses as well as other transport companies.

Today, the second generation of the Dooey family are very much hands on in the day-to-day operations of the company. Paddy’s son, Kevin is joined by his cousins, Michael and Emma, and together they are maintaining a proud family tradition when it comes to enhancing the company’s image and the range of services they provide to their loyal customers. “40 years in business is a fantastic achievement and something that we are very proud of,” Kevin Dooey highlighted to Irish Trucker magazine.

“Naturally, all the credit must go to Paddy and Colm who have built the business up over the years. They invested a lot of time and energy in the company and successfully managed to keep it ticking over, even during the lean times.” The Dooey family-run concern joined the ONCE Distribution Group four years ago which, for those not in the know, is regarded as one of Ireland’s fastest and most efficient freight networks in the country.

“Being part of the ONCE Group allows us to offer an over night logistics service throughout the 32 counties of Ireland for consignments from one carton up to multiple pallets,” Kevin explained. For many years Cairn Delivery Service Ltd have provided a reliable and competitive overnight distribution service for both import and export freight between the UK and Ireland, covering anything from one pallet lots to full artic loads.

With offices and partners strategically located throughout the UK and their Irish distribution network, they can ensure a first class service across the Irish sea. With late departures from the UK and morning arrivals, they can ensure an unbeatable service for any freight between the UK and Ireland.

In addition, Cairn Delivery Service provides a range of different storage solutions in many different locations across the UK and Ireland. Handling palletised goods as well as shipped container cargo, Cairn Delivery Service can offer their customers a cost-effective and experienced Storage and Distribution service. Based centrally in Newtownabbey, just outside Belfast, and with a second base in Ballymena, Cairn Delivery Service can offer you a unique Storage and Distribution solution.

With over 20,000 sq ft of warehousing, complete with full CCTV and alarm systems, they can store and distribute a range of different consignments consisting of all sizes and quantities. Meanwhile, their IFMS – online job booking system provides their customers with access to creating jobs 24/7. This enables customers full visibility on the status of the collection/delivery and they can view POD information once it becomes available.

With 20 employees and operating a mixed fleet of 14 vehicles, Kevin is pleased to report that business has been brisk of late. He also outlined their ambitions for further growth as they look ahead to the future. “We’ve been very busy.

January, for instance, is normally a relatively quiet month but we had a good start to the year,” he revealed. “We hired a sales rep back in November and, already, we’ve been successful in recruiting six to seven new customers. “Looking ahead, our aim is to grow the UK side of the business and, overall, double in size in the coming year.” As a company, Cairn Delivery Service are committed to continuous improvement.

Give Kevin and his colleagues a call to find out more.

Cairn Delivery Service Ltd
Hyde Park Ind Estate, 19 Sentry Lane, Mallusk, Newtownabbey
Co Antrim, BT36 4XY
Tel: 028 9446 6332 Fax: 028 94469917
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cairndeliveryservice.com[1][2]

Taken from Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 19 No 3, April 2016 [3]


  1. ^ [email protected] (www.irishtrucker.com)
  2. ^ www.cairndeliveryservice.com (www.cairndeliveryservice.com)
  3. ^ ght Commercials magazine, Vol 19 No 3, April 2016 (www.brtanspares.ie)

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