Allen Logistics has won the Top Fleet of the Year category at the annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards.
Celebrating 50 years in business this year, the company was presented with the much coveted award, sponsored by Topaz Energy, at a glittering ceremony at the Ramada Hotel in Belfast.
The large gathering heard that there had been a huge amount of entries for this category, with an independent panel of judges having to decide from a long list finalists, the most there had ever been in the history of the event, so Allen Logistics had to beat off some very stiff competition to lift the title.
With a successful half century in business under its belt, Allen Logistics has overcome recessions and downturns to become one of our most successful operators, with its distinctive liveried fleet a common sight on our roads.
By offering a dependable and personal service to customers, Allen Logistics has developed steadily with the family owned firm now operating an 85 strong plus fleet of modern, high specification trucks and trailers supported by warehousing and distribution facilities.
It has invested significantly in the business and recently took delivery of a number of new eco-friendly double deck trailers as well as having established a new purpose built service and MOT centre.
With its main operational headquarters just off the M1 motorway at Moira in County Down, and a second depot in Leicester, the company is a key supplier of transport services to major Blue Chip companies across Ireland and the UK.
With 16 separate categories, the annual Transport & Logistics awards, organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Export & Freight magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd., is now widely regarded as the premier event in the Irish Transport & Logistics calendar, attracting entries, support and sponsorship from all the leading players in the industry.