Friday, September 20 15:25:26
Nightline, Ireland's largest independent delivery firm, has announced a major restructuring as part of a "roadmap" for the next phase of its expansion.
The company said it believes that the move will allow it to capitalise on operations as well as spurring further growth in less well-known parts of the business.
It follows previous change in 2009 which saw the company become Nightline Delivers to reflect the huge increase in parcel volumes it was processing.
Under the latest initiative, Nightline Delivers will be one of five parts of the Nightline Group, including two established enterprises - Parcel Motel, the successful nationwide network of parcel terminals, and Eirpost, the subsidiary launched in March 2011 to offer a new mail service to Ireland's business community.
They will be joined by two new divisions: Nightline International, which will take charge of the firm's considerable freight forwarding volumes, and Nightline Logistics, which will manage warehousing and distribution.
Nightline Group CEO, John Tuohy, said the initiative was a necessary part of the "evolution and continual development of our brand".
"We have come a long way in the 21 years that we've been in business and the pace of change has been particularly dramatic in the last few years, both in terms of the volumes of materials that we handle and the way that we do so. What we are now embarking on is a process stemming from a comprehensive review of what we do and how we can drive the high standards which we have set ourselves even higher. The respective divisions represent the particular points of focus which the Group will have going forward."
Since being founded in a Dublin back bedroom in 1992, the Nightline Group has grown to encompass a network of 10 TAPA 'A'-certified depots across Ireland in addition to facilities in the UK and Europe.