Founded in 1965 by Norman McBurney OBE, McBurney Transport is one of Ireland's largest independent logistics providers, working across Ireland, the UK and Europe. The firm transports a variety of goods, ranging from chilled and frozen products to hazardous materials and paper. Very much a family business, with Norman's wife Lynn and their five children playing important roles in the daily operation, McBurney Transport employs more than 700 people with a further 100 sub-contractors.
With 320 tractor units, 1200 trailers and 100 rigids, McBurney Transport's tyre requirements are substantial and goods are often handled on a timed delivery basis, with some slots being as short as 30 minutes. Excellent tyre management and support is therefore essential to keep the business on the move.
A One Tyres has supplied and managed tyres for McBurney Transport for five years. Staff visit the McBurney depots on a daily basis changing wheels, fixing punctures, replacing tyres and monitoring usage. Norman McBurney, Managing Director of McBurney Transport, says "We use Michelin tyres from A One and they always cover all our needs. We get very good service from them and we are very happy with our relationship."
With A One Tyres handling all aspects of tyre management, McBurney Transport can concentrate on the business of logistics. McBurney says "Tyres are very important to us. Tyre failure and breakdown can have a catastrophic impact because of the nature of the goods we transport and the time slots we are allocated, but A One ensure that we always have the best tyres on our vehicles and, even if we do suffer a breakdown, they can respond anywhere within an hour."