The original Hireco trailers were used to deliver coal and for farming in Ireland. The idea of trailer rental came about over the summer months renting flats to local businesses.
On the move
Pat Carson acquires both Hireco NI and Hireco Dublin, and transforms the business into a fully-fledged rental company.
We open our first branch in England, in Thatcham. Our fleet now totals over 1,000 trailers.
The first partnership of many
We partner with SDC trailers to form a strong, successful relationship.
In just two years, thanks to a successful acquisition strategy, we double our overall fleet size to over 2,000 trailers. We also establish a key partnership with Schmitz Cargobull.
JB Trucking comes on board
We increase our fleet by another 400 trailers through the acquisition of JB Trucking.
Launching the Certus Digital Pen Platform
We have always invest in market-leading tech. Our Certus digital pen platform provides customers with easily accessible real time fleet documentation and management.
Increasing our trailer numbers
We now have 3,000 trailers operating across the UK & Ireland.
Belfast is open for business
We set up a new central maintenance and accounts team in brand-new offices in Belfast.
We continue to be the biggest buyer in the UK with an investment of over £25m on 1,149 new build trailers.
Partnering with Mercedes
We develop a key partnership with Mercedes following the introduction of brand-new trucks to their fleet.
Investing more millions
We invest more than £20m in new fleet, adding some 1,000 trailers.
A new Hireco home
We open our head office on a new 3 acre site perfectly placed in DP World London Gateway in the south of England.
JW Trailer Sales comes into our world
Following the acquisition of JW Trailer Sales, we launch Hireco Trailer Sales, selling and buying quality pre-used vehicles.
A Hireco milestone
We make our largest order to date: 1,265 trailers ordered, all on BPW axles.
A game-changing Truck Park
We proudly open our premier truck stop within DP World London Gateway. 170 secure parking spaces with incredible facilities for drivers.
Partnering with Overlander Vehicles
We create an innovative partnership with Overlander Vehicles, a leading manufacturer of specialist vehicles for equestrian, commercial and leisure transport.
Hireco trucks hit the tarmac
We launch into the truck market, with an initial order with MAN, adding 250 TGX Trucks to our constantly expanding fleet.
Next up: Light Commercial Vehicles
Never one to stand still, we shift into the Light Commercial Vehicle market – including chiller, welfare and utility vans.
Welcome to Hireco Truck Centre East London
We open our fantastic new facility in Purfleet, just 15 miles from Central London. Boasting high-tech electric charging points and a used truck and van centre, it’s the perfect hub for people travelling to and from the city.
More partnerships, launches and benefits to our customers
From the New Thermo King Advancer Units to our partnership with EO Charging, we look to the future. More specifically, to the future of your fleet, your operation, your business.
We're excited about tomorrow – and where we can help you take your business. Ready? Let's go.