Caffrey International - Business of the fortnight

Caffrey International
Question 1. Introduction Welcome to our next Business of the Forthnight and member of County Meath Chamber Caffrey International Ltd
Welcome to our next Business of the Forthnight and member of County Meath Chamber Caffrey International
Question 2. Tell us about your business?
Caffrey International provide specialist road transport and logistics services between Ireland, the UK and throughout Europe. We have been in business for 80 years and over those years Caffrey International has grown into a medium sized enterprise in a measured and sustained way through customer focus. We have worked hard to develop strong customer relationships by continually looking for efficiencies and by designing bespoke logistics solutions for its customers. The company has achieved this by investment in people, fleet and technology.
Question 3. What are the advantages of being located in Meath?
Our location in Ashbourne which is ideal as it is close to Dublin Port and also Dublin Airport. We also have an advantage in that we're also quite close to the main industrial areas on the Dublin outskirts so its perfect for short transit times.
Question 4. What types of transport do Caffrey International provide?
We offer a complete range of road transport services throughout Europe. Ambient Loads, Temperature Controlled Loads, Airfreight, Chilled Groupage, Refrigerated Transport, FMCG, Ambient Cargo, Hazardous(ADR). You can read more about our road transport capabilities on the SERVICES page of our website. We specialise in the following sectors: Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Healthcare Logistics, Air-freight, Agri-food, Perishables/Refrigerated, Computers/Electronics, Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods(FMCG), Hazardous Freight(ADR)
Question 5. Why do your customers choose to do business with you? We developed our European road transport offering into a sustainable logistics package through expansion into Poland and by investing in warehousing, storage and distribution facilities.
Caffrey International has grown into a medium sized enterprise in a measured and sustained way through customer focus and by developing strong customer relationships by continually looking for efficiencies and by designing bespoke logistics solutions for its customers We developed our European road transport offering into a sustainable logistics package through expansion into Poland and by investing in warehousing, storage and distribution facilities.
Question 6. Have you undergone any changes in the last year?
Year on year we continue to invest in our fleet of commercial vehicles so that we can continue to strengthen our offering, build confidence in our brand, reduced our carbon footprint and fuel consumption costs.
Question 7. Tell us about your recent investment to celebrate 80 years in business?
Caffrey International recently celebrated 80 years in business and to mark the occasion we became the first in Ireland to welcome the new Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty Actros truck to our fleet. It has lots of innovative features including ‘MirrorCam’ – a system that replaces conventional wing mirrors to deliver improved aerodynamics and an altogether safer and easier driving experience. This ‘revolutionary’ safety feature – which will inevitably trickle down into passenger cars – is designed to offer better protection and safety to cyclists and pedestrians. By eliminating almost all driver blind spots, it will greatly reduce the risk of an accident whilst assisting drivers in key everyday tasks such as when exiting motorways, lane changing and reversing.
Question 8. Do you have anything you would like us to promote on your behalf?
We provide warehousing, cross docking and storage for both ambient and temperature controlled goods as part of our supply chain offering. The facility at Ashbourne is ideally located, close to Dublin city, to Dublin Airport and to the M50 Dublin ring road, and is linked to the Motorway system with connections to the main commercial centres of Belfast, Cork, Limerick and Galway. The site is in a secure location with CCTV coverage. The ambient facility has more than 40,000 sq feet of storage. The chill facility is 15,000 sq feet, and operates at 2 degrees centigrade. You can find out all the details on our website.
Question 9. How do you add value to your customers wants and needs?
We combine traditional values with technology and innovation to provide efficient, cost effective and sustainable logistics solutions for our clients and by doing so have supported Irish companies and have made a contribution to their success over the past 50 years
Question 10. Any advice for new businesses starting up? Sustainability is crucial to survival in the current economic climate. We have achieved sustainability by investment in people, fleet and technology. Technological advancements since 1969 have been enormous so having the foresight to invest in this and adapt to new methods of managing operations has proved effective over the years.
Sustainability is crucial to survival in the current economic climate. We have achieved sustainability by investment in people, fleet and technology. Technological advancements since 1969 have been enormous so having the foresight to invest in this and adapt to new methods of managing operations has proved effective over the years. Sustainability will continue to be an integral part of the company’s philosophy for the foreseeable future

Caffrey International

Caffrey International

Caffrey International


Caffrey International, an indigenous Irish company, is a specialist provider of road transport and logistics services between Ireland, the UK and throughout Europe.

The company was established in 1969 by current M.D. Brian Caffrey at Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Caffrey International combines traditional values with technology and innovation to provide efficient, cost effective and sustainable logistics solutions for our clients and by doing so have supported Irish companies and have made a contribution to their success for more than 40 years.

Caffrey International has grown into a medium sized enterprise in a measured and sustained way through customer focus. It has developed strong customer relationships by continually looking for efficiencies and by designing bespoke logistics solutions for its customers. The company has achieved this by investment in people, fleet and technology. Caffrey International has developed its European road transport offering into a sustainable logistics package through expansion into Poland and by investing in warehousing, storage and distribution facilities.

Facts and figures about Caffrey International:
• Established:                 1969 – more than 45 years experience
• Locations:                    2 bases – Ashbourne, Ireland (Head Office) and Gdynia, Poland
• Employees:                  Over 150 directly employed
• Fleet:                            Modern and reliable fleet
• Distribution Centre:     Chilled (14,800 sq. feet) and Ambient (40,000 sq. feet) at Ashbourne
• Customer Profile:         More than 500 customers based in Ireland and throughout Europe

Our mission is to create efficient, cost effective and sustainable Transport and Logistics solutions for customers by combining our experience and expertise with innovation and technology.

If you would like more information, or prices, please Contact Us on 01 8355200



Business categories: Transport / Logistics / Distribution
Contact name: Mark Caffrey
Address: Coolfore, Ashbourne, Co Meath, A84 YV79, Ireland
Country location of international offices: Caffrey International Ltd. 244 Chylonska str. PL81016, Gdynia, Poland. Tel: +48 58 623 6735