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Our History

Our History2018-12-19T10:27:06+00:00

The Evolution of Hireco

1970

The Start

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.

1991

Fully Fledged Rental Company

The business developed into a fully-fledged rental company, when Pat Carson acquired both Hireco NI & Hireco Dublin.

1999

First Base In England

As the company developed, Hireco opened a branch in Thatcham and the fleet then totalled over 1000 trailers.

2007

Partnership With SDC

Hireco built upon these key partnerships by connecting with SDC trailers to form a strong and successful relationship.

2008

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.

2009

Acquisition of JB Trucking

Hireco increased their fleet by another 400 trailers through acquisition of JB Trucking.

2010

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.

2010

Over 3000 Trailers

Hireco reached a milestone in 2010 of 3000 trailers operating across the UK and Ireland.

2010

Opening of Belfast Office

A central maintenance and accounts team were set up in a brand-new office in Belfast.

2013

£25,000,000 Investment

Hireco continued to be the biggest buyer in the UK with an investment of over £25m on 1,149 new build trailers.

2015

Partnership with Mercedes

Hireco developed a key partnership with Mercedes following the introduction of brand-new trucks to their fleet.

2015

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.

2015

First tiger trailer added to fleet

A new relationship with a key manufacturer

2016

New head office working with DP world London gateway

A 3-acre site in the ideal location of the South

2017

Acquisition of JW trailer sales

Now known as Hireco Trailer Sales, selling and buying quality pre-used vehicles

2018

largest order to date

1265 trailer order largest to date all on bpw axles

2018

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

2019

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.

2020

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.

2020

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.

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