NOLAN : Company - History of Nolan


History of Nolan

Our Journey

The company was founded by Jimmy Nolan in 1963 and has since become one of the leading companies in Ireland , UK & Europe in the field of transport and logistics



Jimmy Nolan founded Nolan Transport

July 1998

Welsh Office

Our first UK office was established in Swansea, Wales


London Depot

June 2008

TPS Launched

Nolan System launches its bespoke Transport Planning System (TPS) for use in Nolan Transport

September 2008

French Office

Our Cherbourg office was opened


Profiler Launched

Nolan System launches its bespoke Customer Management System (Profiler) for use in Nolan Transport

April 2012

ISO 9001 Certified


Rugby Office

Nolan Transport Rugby UK depot opened

April 2013

Fodder Crisis 2013

Urgent loads of Hay Between 1-500 loads of hay are on the way from the UK by way of Dairygold in Mitchelstown. Leadership on this issue has been given by Minister Coveney and MEP Sean Kelly along with senior members of the farming community as well as Dairygold CEO Jim Woulfe. They were all present for the delivery of the first 10 loads in Dairygold in Mitchelstown this morning. This project is being managed by and all concerned were given full view of all cargo both en-route and to be moved on Nolan Transports LIVE customer portal – the sense of urgency of this life saving cargo is real.

September 2015

ISO 14001 Certified

September 2015

OHSAS 18001 Certified

Since updated to ISO 45001

June 2015

IRU accreditation

IRU accreditation status in Safe Loading and Cargo Securing (first transport company to achieve this status in Ireland and the UK)


Runcorn Depot

Nolan Transport Runcorn UK depot opened

September 2016

John Raymond Transport

Acquired John Raymond Transport

September 2017

TT Express

Purchase of the business of TT Express (Oldham) Ltd

April 2018

Fodder Crisis 2018

Nolan Transport were contacted by DairyGold to once again aid in the emergency transport of fodder.

May 2017

Wexford Business Awards

Wexford Overall Business of the Year Award & Wexford Export & Logistics Award & Wexford Large Company of the Year

July 2018

RIP Jimmy Nolan

The founder of Nolan Transport Mr Jimmy Nolan died


Swindon Depot

Nolan Transport Swindon UK depot opened

March 2019

Spanish office

Spanish office was opened in Valencia

January 2020

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

We are glad to announce that Nolan Transport was the first company to cross the new Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge!


Essential Services

During the COVID -19 pandemic our drivers and staff came to provide an essential service for the country


Direct Shipping

Nolan European services expands with direct shipping network between Ireland – Mainland Europe


Warehousing Sector

Nolan expanded its business into the warehousing sector with our newly built warehouse in New Ross

October 2020

NT Customs Launched

Nolan Supply Chain launched its NT Customs service in preparation for BREXIT

March 2022

ISO 39001 Certified

August 2021

Warehouse Construction

Construction started on our state of the art warehousing with completion expected in Q3 2022

October 2022

Global Logistics Park

We are delighted that our new 20,000 pallet Pharma/High Value spec Warehouse operated by next generation VNA lift trucks has now been completed in Drinagh, Wexford and is in operation

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