The Evolution of Hireco
Did you know the original Hireco trailers were used to deliver coal and for farming in Ireland? The idea of trailer rental developed over the summer months renting flats to local businesses.
Fully Fledged Rental Company
The business developed into a fully-fledged rental company, when Pat Carson acquired both Hireco NI & Hireco Dublin.
First Base In England
As the company developed, Hireco opened a branch in Thatcham and the fleet then totalled over 1000 trailers.
Partnership With SDC
Hireco built upon these key partnerships by connecting with SDC trailers to form a strong and successful relationship.
Over 2000 Trailers
In the last 2 years Hireco successfully doubled their overall fleet size to over 2000 trailers due to a successful fleet acquisition strategy. 2008 also saw Hireco build a key partnership with Schmitz Cargobull.
Acquisition of JB Trucking
Hireco increased their fleet by another 400 trailers through acquisition of JB Trucking.
The Certus Digital Pen Platform
In 2010 Hireco recognised the need to invest in market leading technology. The Certus digital pen platform was developed to provide real time and customer accessible fleet documentation and management.
Over 3000 Trailers
Hireco reached a milestone in 2010 of 3000 trailers operating across the UK and Ireland.
Opening of Belfast Office
A central maintenance and accounts team were set up in a brand-new office in Belfast.
Hireco continued to be the biggest buyer in the UK with an investment of over £25m on 1,149 new build trailers.
Partnership with Mercedes
Hireco developed a key partnership with Mercedes following the introduction of brand-new trucks to their fleet.
Further Investment of New Fleet
This investment on new fleet continued in 2015 by adding an additional 1,000 trailers to the fleet showing an investment of over £20m.
First tiger trailer added to fleet
A new relationship with a key manufacturer
New head office working with DP world London gateway
A 3-acre site in the ideal location of the South
Acquisition of JW trailer sales
Now known as Hireco Trailer Sales, selling and buying quality pre-used vehicles
largest order to date
1265 trailer order largest to date all on bpw axles
Launch of hireco truck park
A premier truck stop, located within DP World – London Gateway, offering 170 secure parking spaces with fantastic facilities on both contract and pay as you go basis
LAUNCH OF HIRECO TRUCK CONTRACTS LTD
As a natural progression, Hireco launch into the truck market, with an initial order with MAN, adding 250x TGX Trucks to the fleet.
LAUNCH OF HIRECO LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
It’s exciting times as Hireco launched into the Light Commercial Vehicle market offering a range of vehicles such as chiller, welfare and utility vans.
INVESTING IN ELECTRIC!
Hireco have a commitment to improving the environment, efficiency and future proofing customers fleet; therefore have invested in a number of 100% electric vehicles. Full cradle to grave planning is available from choosing the electric fleet to charging point selection, installation and financing.