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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, 25 years and hundreds of 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

2020

Dublin Depot Opens

Construction of our purpose-built Dublin depot located in Hollystown Dublin 15.
2020
2021

25 years in Business

To mark 25 Years of O'Toole Transport, we acknowledged the great work of our team by commissioning a commemorative trailer design with their name on.
2021
2019

Scottish Depot Opens

O’Toole Transport open a state of the art cross-docking / warehousing facility in Bellshill, Glasgow, Central Scotland.
2019
2016

20 Years of O’Toole Transport

Celebrating 20 Years
20 Years of O'Toole Transport
2016
2015

Fleet Transport’s Irish Haulier Of The Year

O'Toole Transport win the overall award of the Fleet transport Irish Haulier of the Year.
2015
2014

Distribution Centre Opens In Dublin Port

O'Toole Transport opens a purpose built distribution center on 3 Acres in Dublin port.
2014
2013

Full Chilled & Frozen Palette Distribution Available In Ireland

After setting up a national network of depots O Toole Transport offer a full chilled & frozen pallet network throughout Ireland.
Full Chilled & Frozen Palette Distribution Available In Ireland
2013
2012

Galway Distribution Centre Awarded BRC Accreditation

O’Toole Transport awarded BRC (British Retail Consortium) Storage & Distribution Accreditation for food products stored at and distributed from its distribution center in Galway.
2012
2011

First Satellite Depot

Opened our first satellite depot in Waterford.
2011
2010

Signed National Trunking Contract With Ireland’s Largest Retailer

Signed a major national trunking contract with Ireland’s largest retailer.
2010
2008

Fleet Transport Irish International Haulier Of The Year

O'Toole Transport win the Fleet Transport Irish international haulier of the year award.
Fleet Transport Irish International Haulier Of The Year
2008
2005

European Seafood Groupage Service Begins

Won a major contact with the world’s biggest seafood company & commenced a European Seafood groupage service.
2005
2001

Transport Local Salmon Internationally

Commenced International transport for a local Salmon producer.
Transport Local Salmon Internationally
2001
2000

Deliver Throughout Connaught For Major Cash & Carry Group

O’Toole Transport secure a contract with the a major cash & carry group to deliver from their depot in Galway to the Connaught region.
2000
1996

Company Set Up To Provide Transportation Services For Local Fishing Industry

Company starts with 1 Scania Refrigerated vehicle, with the intention of providing transport services to the local fishing industry.
1996