based 'McCulla Ireland Ltd' has picked up one of the top
accolades at the prestigious annual 'Export and Freight'
Transport and Logistics Awards.
The company which employs 130 people at
Blaris was presented with the 'Temperature Controlled Best
This took the form of a special cut glass
trophy handed over by award sponsor Thermo King's Graham Eames
at a glittering ceremony in the Ramada Hotel at Shaws Bridge.
The independent panel of expert judges said
the category was 'hotly contested' but described McCulla Ireland
as a 'worthy winner.
The firm has almost 40 years experience of
temperature controlled storage and distribution giving it the
ability not only to respond to customer requests but to provide
tailored solutions to their logistical problems.
It also has vast resources to call on
including a huge storage capacity and a modern fleet of
vehicles. However, a spokesperson said its key driving force was
its enthusiasm for combining new ideas with traditional
"A radio frequency warehouse management
system, for example, controls the flow of product from
manufacturer to delivery point while sophisticated traffic
control software ensures the optimum utilisation of the fleet at
all times," the spokesperson explained.
McCulla Ireland has received awards in the
competition on previous occasions including 'Best Irish Chilled
Haulier' and 'Irish Transport Manager of the Year'.
The awards ceremony — now in its seventh year
- is organised annually by Export & Freight, and is recognised
as the premier event in the Irish transport calendar. There are
16 categories covering every aspect of the transport and
logistics sectors and the aim is to identify the best in the