CAE Delivers- the leading specialist in UK-to-Ireland shipments has announced that it is to accelerate plans to increase the size of its Irish operations.
CAE Delivers has described how it is in the process of recruiting 80 additional drivers across the Republic of Ireland.
Managing Director Jamie Knapper has explained that the firm is also preparing to make a further series of senior management appointments in order to maintain service standards following a dramatic rise in business over the last 12 months.
He added that CAE Delivers had exceeded its own forecast for the volume of consignments carried in the run-up to Christmas as a result of launching a faster and more direct Irish service earlier.
“What we have seen fully justifies our investment in personnel, infrastructure and services over the last 18 months or so. It also underlines how important a marketplace Ireland has become for UK-based consumer brands, in particular.
“We have tried to anticipate developments rather than risk impacting on our ability to service our growing roster of clients by simply reacting to changing circumstances.
“That approach enabled us to cope with a doubling in parcel volumes compared to the previous pre-Christmas peak.
“Given that we are dealing with so many online orders placed with UK retailers by consumers not only in the large cities but right across Ireland, we are looking to take on 80 drivers, especially those experienced in handling small, multi-drop deliveries which are so typical of e-commerce.
“We regard drivers as the public face of our business and endeavour to reward them appropriately for the very important job which they do. We also provide the opportunities for career development to retain the very best talent.”
CAE Delivers had taken on an additional 20 drivers in Dublin and Belfast during the last year, taking the total employed between the two sites to more than 70.