The McBurney Transport group began in 1965 with the formation of McBurney Transport in Ballymena by Norman McBurney, OBE. Over the past 40 years, the company has grown substantially to become one of Ireland's largest independently run logistics operations. We offer a wide and varying range of transportation and warehousing services 'tailored' to meet each of our customer's needs throughout Northern Ireland, UK, Republic of Ireland & Europe.


We have a diverse customer base of over 200 companies throughout the entire range of industry sectors. Many of our customers are blue-chip companies within the marketplace.


We believe that the transport industry is always evolving and we have endeavoured to adapt our services to meet all our customer's requirements. We have developed our 'one stop shop' capability over the years and the McBurney Transport group's main objective is to provide a 'complete transport package' for its customers, which includes the supply of:


Transportation of full and part loads of:


Dry/ ambient goods


Temperature controlled goods


Chilled goods


Frozen goods


Raw materials


Specialised loads


Paper for recycling


Hazardous goods      


Storage & warehousing of:


Dry/ ambient goods


Chilled goods


Frozen goods


Groupage, warehousing, distribution & home delivery services


Vehicle, trailer & driver hire on a ?customer demand? basis


Consolidation and cross docking of loads



Administration and management provided at customer warehouses & depots for smooth running of the contract.


A comprehensive tailored logistics service

We are a family run business with founding member Norman McBurney as the present managing director. He is joined by his wife Lynn and five children, who are all actively involved in the daily operations of the group. They all play vital roles within the group to ensure its continuing success and growth within a market, which is more challenging and complex than ever.


We have the resources!


We have 1100 vehicles & trailers in our fleet and currently employ 600 staff throughout our depots. We have a very low turnover of staff, which we believe is an asset. We invest in our people and provide good working conditions, which encourages experienced staff to remain within the company and work to the best of their ability. We also have 80-100 dedicated sub-contractors based throughout the UK and Ireland. Each subcontractor has been vetted to ensure they maintain the high service levels expected by the group


We have a wide range of depots and operational bases throughout the UK & Ireland which enables us to provide our customers with a comprehensive and efficient service on both sides of the Irish Sea and beyond into Europe.


We are a private Company with a distinct management team, which enables informed decisions to be made quickly, without the delay of having to consult board members. This leads to a much more efficient operation, which has the flexibility to move as customer demands are made.


A quality service to all our customers


The group's mission statement is 'to provide a consistent, efficient and high quality logistics solution to all our customers.'


Why choose us ?

With the length of experience and expertise in the haulage industry, we have the knowledge to understand our customers' needs in a highly competitive and ever changing economic environment. We pride ourselves in having the operational ability and financial resources to grow with our customers. We understand the nature of our customers? businesses and work with them for mutual advantage. We listen to our customers and adapt our operation to suit their ever-changing requirements.


We strive to ensure that our customers are provided with a consistently high quality level of service. This is displayed not only by the efficient way in which a contract is handled but also in the ability of the Company to move with our customer?s demands and growth.


We believe that it is vital for us, as a transport company, to develop close working relationships with our customers and build business partnerships. We are very proud of the relationships, which we have built within many of our customers' management and operational divisions. This is highlighted by the length of service we have with a substantial number of these customers. A large proportion of our work has been obtained through referrals from satisfied customers.