O-licence 2

A firm run by David James Zwecker, who previously worked as operations director at failed transport company Noel Zwecker International Transport, has applied for an O-licence.

David’s firm, James Zwecker Transport & Storage, is based in the same road in Killylea, Co. Armagh as Noel Zwecker International Transport was, and was first incorporated in January 2012 – around a month before it was announced that Noel Zwecker International Transport was to close with the loss of 50 jobs.

David, who is Noel’s son, runs the firm with two sisters and employs a total of “about six” - but says his father has retired and plays no part in the company. The firm, which offers ambient, chilled and frozen transport across the UK and Ireland as well as 15,000ft² of ambient and chilled storage, currently relies on sub-contractors to carry out its transport.

A source at the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland confirmed that James Zwecker Transport & Storage had applied for an O-licence and said the application was “currently under consideration”.

Zwecker told Motortransport.co.uk his first year in business had been “encouraging” and that he had been well supported by former customers of Noel Zwecker International Transport. “I have a great loyalty from customers and people I would have dealt with in the past,” he said. “We put it down to testament to the good job that we do for them.”