Regarded as the leading furniture storage and logistics company in Ireland, W. S. Dennison Ltd continues to grow and expand its business activities, with future plans to enlarge its site on the Rathenraw Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Antrim.
The company, which specialises in providing furniture logistics services to manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and international and multinational retailers, is also adding several new vehicles and a number of new trailers to its already impressive fleet of around 30 rigid and articulated trucks and almost 60 bespoke trailers.
Founded in 1979 by Managing Director William Dennison who was quickly joined by Transport Manager Liam Taggart, the company’s main hub is based in Antrim, but it does have a satellite depot in Limerick, enabling it to provide distribution to all of Ireland.
The company originally operated out of a rent warehouse just across the road before moving into its currently owned premises in 2005, while its Limerick facility, where a team of eight people are presently employed, was established two years later.
Its two purpose built furniture storage warehouses incorporate a total of 50,000 sq ft, allowing the company to de-stuff goods and consolidate these into viable loads for delivery to various locations across the country, using its own warehousing and
driving staff; no part of the operation is contracted out, which means the company has full control over the entire process.
Every week, furniture arrives at both the Antrim and Limerick depots from England, Scotland and Wales and from all over the world, from countries such as Italy, Romania, Germany, Spain and China, with thousands of deliveries being made to various regions across the country.
For example, deliveries are made to the Dublin area three or four times every week, the west coast of Ireland is covered twice a week and trucks travel down to Limerick once a week.