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O’Toole Transport Ltd is a family owned business established in Galway in 1996. Today, we are one of the leading food logistics and transport companies in Ireland.

With depots in Galway, Dublin and Glasgow. O’Toole Transport specialises in national and international distribution for the FMCG sector.

A dynamic young company with a modern fleet of an average age of 4 years and excess of 95 trucks and 160 trailers. Our extensive range of high spec trucks and trailers include refrigerated, multi-temperature controlled and ambient trailers that allow us to specialise in the transportation of temperature controlled product. The vehicles are also fitted with GPS and GPRS technology, allowing our customers to track their delivery 24/7.

Working with some of the world’s biggest food companies, our daily scheduled collections from all over Ireland offer our customers a cost-effective, market-focused logistics service.

John Pake O'Toole

O’Toole Transport’s status as Ireland’s premier food logistics company can be traced back to the 1940’s. John Patrick O’Toole purchased a Commer lorry in a bid to establish a local agricultural delivery business. Based in Moycullen, this early foray into small-scale Connemara logistics proved massively successful and the company expanded into general haulage serving the area until John Pake’s untimely death in 1963 at the young age of 56.

A Family-Owned Company

In 1996, the O’Toole family came together and set up O’Toole Transport Ltd as a family run business. With only a handful of prospective customers and fully committed family members, O’Toole Transport set out on a path that would lead not only to full family employment but to a total full-time staff of 165 employees.

The first vehicle, a Scania 93M230, was pivotal in helping O’Toole Transport become a reliable carrier. In early 2000, O’Toole Transport became heavily involved in transport for the food industry, developing a network of industry contacts even further and expanding the fleet to its current size of over 95 trucks and 165 trailers.

Now, 23 years and 300 customers later, building on a track record of innovation and vision, O’Toole Transport is fuelled by the pioneering spirit that inspired its founders to continually transform the Irish transport industry.

Company Timeline

2019 – Scottish Depot Opens

2019 – Scottish Depot Opens
2019

O’Toole Transport in partnership with John Driege Transport open a state of the art cross-docking / warehousing facility in Bellshill, Glasgow, Central Scotland.

2016 – 20 Years of O’Toole Transport

2016 – 20 Years of O’Toole Transport
2016

Celebrating 20 Years

2015 – Fleet Transport’s Irish Haulier of the Year

2015 – Fleet Transport’s Irish Haulier of the Year
2015

Won the overall award of the Fleet transport Irish Haulier of the Year.

2014 – Distribution Centre Opens in Dublin Port

2014 – Distribution Centre Opens in Dublin Port
2014

Opened a purpose built distribution center on 3 Acres in Dublin port.

2013 – Full Chilled & Frozen Palette Distribution Available in Ireland

2013 – Full Chilled & Frozen Palette Distribution Available in Ireland
2013

After setting up a national network of depots O Toole Transport offer a full chilled & frozen pallet network throughout Ireland.

2012 – Galway Distribution Centre Awarded BRC Accreditation

2012 – Galway Distribution Centre Awarded BRC Accreditation
2012

O’Toole Transport awarded BRC (British Retail Consortium) Storage & Distribution Accreditation for food products stored at and distributed from its distribution center in Galway.

2011 – First Satellite Depot

2011 – First Satellite Depot
2011

Opened our first satellite depot in Waterford.

2010 – Signed National Trunking Contract with Ireland’s Largest Retailer

2010 – Signed National Trunking Contract with Ireland’s Largest Retailer
2010

Signed a major national trunking contract with Ireland’s largest retailer.

2008 – Fleet Transport Irish International Haulier of the Year

2008 – Fleet Transport Irish International Haulier of the Year
2008

Won the Fleet Transport Irish international haulier of the year award.

2005 – European Seafood Groupage Service Begins

2005 – European Seafood Groupage Service Begins
2005

Won a major contact with the world’s biggest seafood company & commenced a European Seafood groupage service.

2001 – Transport Local Salmon Internationally

2001 – Transport Local Salmon Internationally
2001

Commenced International transport for a local Salmon producer.

2000 – Deliver Throughout Connaught for Major Cash & Carry Group

2000 – Deliver Throughout Connaught for Major Cash & Carry Group
2000

O’Toole Transport secure a contract with the a major cash & carry group to deliver from their depot in Galway to the Connaught region.

1996 – Company Set Up to Provide Transportation Services for Local Fishing Industry

1996 – Company Set Up to Provide Transportation Services for Local Fishing Industry
1996

Company starts with 1 Scania Refrigerated vehicle, with the intention of providing transport services to the local fishing industry.