Encirc is a glass act

Encirc is a glass act

03 June 2016

Encirc Is A Glass Act

Encirc employs a team of reliable and highly-skilled drivers.

Encirc Glass, formerly Quinn Glass, has been producing high-quality container glass for the past 17 years. Committed to a fleet upgrade programme, the new owners recently invested in seven new MAN Euro 6 trucks and five new SDC trailers.

The new trucks represented the first capital investment by Spanish company Vidrala since they bought Encirc Glass at the beginning of the year. The glass manufacturer, which is headquartered in Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh and also has a base in Elton, Cheshire, took delivery of seven TGX 26 480 6X2 tractor midlift tractor units from MAN Truck & Bus UK dealer, RK Trucks. The company also invested in five new trailers to complete the outfit from Toomebridge-based SDC Trailers.

This is a major investment for Encirc as we look to the rest of 2015, Encirc s logistics manager for Ireland and England John McNally says.

We had demonstrations by several manufacturers, but the MAN TGX tractors really stood out due to their high quality, incredibly low fuel consumption and spacious cabin.

Geographically, MAN was also perfectly located to carry out all our servicing and day-to-day requirements to keep our fleet in top-top condition. We were very impressed with the whole package.

He added: There is strong desire within Encirc to continue upgrading our fleet and lowering our carbon footprint. We are in the process of rebranding our existing fleet and changing the livery to all-white.

The new additions to the fleet will be involved in two types of work, drawing raw materials for the manufacture of glass and also delivering the finished product to customers. Encirc currently operates a fleet of 30 tractor units and over 60 trailers, which are a mixture of curtain-siders, tippers and tankers, here in Ireland. The company runs a further 10 tractor units and 25 trailers in the UK.

There are 100-plus artic movements from Derrylin daily between our fleet and third party logistics. Over in Elton, there are 200-plus movements daily between our own trucks and third party haulage. We have a dozen despatch personnel involved between the two plants, but everything is controlled from Derrylin, explains John, who has over 25 years experience in the industry.

Encirc employs a team of reliable and highly-skilled drivers who carry out their duties in a professional and courteous manner. All of the drivers have completed Driver CPC training, while there is a big emphasis on health and safety within the company. All vehicles are fitted with GPS tracking, ensuring instant notification, increased security and proof of delivery.

Encirc provides warehousing and logistics to leading beverage brands from around the world. From its bonded warehouse in Cheshire the largest in Europe it offers a modern, automated storage facility and the opportunity for customers products to be stored without the payment of duty. And once ready for delivery, Encirc can also handle all distribution needs.

As well as warehousing and logistics, Encirc is the only company to offer complete supply-chain solutions in one place. Before storing and distributing your product, the company can make your glass container and take care of filling too.

Encirc Glass manufactures containers for some of the world s most recognised brands. Ongoing investment in its production facilities and operations in Ireland and the UK allows Encirc to produce consistently high-quality products for its customers. The flexibility of its 21 production lines enables the company to do this quickly, competitively and efficiently resulting in a world-class service.

Encirc s original plant in the border village of Derrylin opened its doors in 1998. This purpose-built facility was the first new-build in Ireland and UK in over 30 years and quickly became a bed-rock of the local community.

Ongoing customer support and resulting growth led to the opening of a second plant in England in 2005. Constructed on a 200-acre site, the plant was the largest of its kind in Europe at that time.

Trust is the reason why the world s leading brands choose Encirc. With this trust comes a reassurance and a security. With state-of-the-art technology and unrivalled customer support, your container will be in safe hands every step of the way. When it comes to glass, Encirc does everything to ensure the brand values of its customers shine through.

Encirc recently celebrated winning four awards at the British Glass 2015 Focus Industry Awards. It won gold in a number of categories, including Corporate Social Responsibility, Supply Chain Institute and Apprentice of the Year. The manufacturer s strategic development director, Peter Fitzgerald, was also honoured with the Outstanding Contribution award for the positive impact he has had on the glass industry over the course of his career.

Judges were particularly impressed by Encirc s achievements in reducing the carbon footprint of its supply chain, while ensuring high-quality support for customers. In the last year, Encirc has modified its warehouse to hold large pallets, reducing the amount of plastic packaging it uses by 146,000kg. The manufacturer has also consolidated its deliveries, cutting transport requirements by seven million km and saving 1.7 million kg of carbon a year.

John McNally, a previous winner of Transport Manager of the Year in 2007 and runner-up in 2008 in Export and Freight, commented further: We are extremely proud within Encirc of what we have achieved to date. However, we are always looking to the future and will continue to invest in fleet as we grow our business.

We also have been nominated for more awards within the transport industry and we will actively pursue all opportunities in improving fleet and personnel utilisation. which will give increased job security within the area.

Encirc (Ireland)
11 Gortahurk Road,
Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 9DD


Encirc (UK)
Ash Road,
Cheshire CH2 4LF


Taken from Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 18 No 7, September 2015


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