Cork logistics firm receives award

O’Connell Group has requalified as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’
companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. *O
Connell Group *was first recognised as a Best Managed Company in 2012. The
company, which demonstrated superior business performance for a second year
running, was recognised at a gala awards dinner in the Burlington Hotel in
Dublin on 1 March 2013. Former Taoiseach and Chairman of IFSC Ireland, John
Bruton, was special guest speaker at the event.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with
Irish Life Corporate Business, recognises indigenous Irish companies across
the island of Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business
Commenting on the award, Colm O’ Connell, of O Connell Group said: This
award is testimony to all the hard work and dedication of our employees and
in particular our management team. We would like to thank Deloitte and
Irish Life for the extra special recognition of awarding us with the honour
for the second year running in what is a highly competitive services
sector. Without our great portfolio of customers this award would not be
O’Connell Group, one of Ireland leading logistics companies, was
established over 30 years ago to provide integrated solutions for its
various clients across a wide spectrum of industries in the Pharmaceutical,
Chemical, Food, Drinks, and Computer sectors. The company now employs more
than 50 people and has over 746,000 square feet of warehousing, a large
fleet comprising of 24 trucks, 144 trailers, extensive container handling
facilities and a pallet manufacturing division. As an export driven
business, they work in over 84 countries and are located close to their
clients in Glanmire, Little island, Limerick and the Port of Cork, which
further highlights their commitment for customer service.
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte and judging panel member
commented: “This year’s Best Managed Companies represent the best of
innovation, creativity, dynamism, tenacity and excellence in the indigenous
sector. Deloitte is proud to celebrate their success and potential. These
awards acknowledge their hard work and commitment and we are delighted to
showcase their achievements.”


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