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STL logistics signs €5m Scania truck deal

Logistics supply chain solutions specialist STL Group has announced the expansion of its all-Ireland fleet with a 5 million euro deal that will see the Limerick-based company take delivery of 43 Scania Euro trucks from local Scania dealer Nolan’s of Castleisland.

STL Group, one of Ireland’s leading third-party logistics providers, already has more than 100 vehicles providing transport and delivery services to more than 200 companies including Diageo, Weetabix, Ballygowan Britvic, the Kerry Group and GlaxoSmithKline. STL operates in Ireland, the UK and Europe and works mainly with companies in the food and drinks, electronics, medical and packaging sectors with particular expertise in the FMCG category.

With its own service platform, DoE testing unit and a dedicated team of traffic schedulers, STL Logistics is part of the ChillNet group which offers a European ambient chilled and frozen distribution service including daily delivery to the UK. The company’s 100-strong fleet travels an average of 25,000 miles per day

“I’m delighted to confirm that we will be adding 43 Scania Euro trucks to our fleet,” said Michael O’Riordan, Chief Executive of Shannon Transport Group. “It’s a great deal, not only for ourselves but for our clients too, who will be able to avail of the proven reliability and outstanding performance of these vehicles to meet their various logistics needs.

“This is a significant investment for us and one that underscores our commitment to continuous improvement at every level of the business,” Mr O’ Riordan said. “We are always looking for ways – big and small – in which we can deliver even better services and solutions for our clients, and the new Scania fleet will certainly enhance our supply chain logistics capabilities.

“Looking at the bigger picture, our investment in new vehicles is part of Ireland’s and in particular Limericks wider economic recovery and in that context we are extremely happy to be in strong growth mode,” he added. “Business has been good this year and we are confident that the upturn will continue into next year and beyond.”