CAE Delivers announces rapid expansion plans

UK – Ireland delivery specialists CAE Delivers has announced it is accelerating its expansion in Ireland. It is hiring an additional 80 drivers in the Irish Republic.

As well as driver hires, CAE Delivers MD Jamie Knapper has said the firm is making a number of senior management appointments thanks to a dramatic increase in demand for the company’s services in the last year.

CAE Delivers has significantly exceeded its own forecast in terms of volumes of shipments in the run up to Christmas thanks to launching a faster and more direct Irish service earlier last year.

Knapper said, “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.