Zellwood Ltd is a family-run business, set up by William Flanagan and his brother Mark in 1995 and going from strength to strength ever since. Located in North County Dublin, employing 70 drivers and 200 staff in total, and operating three depots, Zellwood is one of Ireland’s leading contract management and logistics solutions providers, specializing in temperature-controlled distribution across Ireland and the UK. Zellwood have been using CameraMatics Video based safety solutions across their fleet for over five years.
Owner William Flanagan has worked in refrigerated transport and logistics for over 30 years – 25 of them running Zellwood Ltd. He knows the industry inside out and is right at the heart of the day-to-day running of the business, getting stuck into whatever is needed.
In over a quarter century of operating Zellwood, William has seen many changes to the industry. A major change has been the improvement of safety procedures, from driving hours legislation to the explosion in vehicle technology. He has welcomed these and sees the safety and wellbeing of his drivers as a top priority – but they have led to a significant amount more administration and compliance. Zellwood employ three full-time staff on compliance alone.
William has always been ahead of the game with regard to safety, and it is now over five years since Zellwood decided to explore equipping the trucks with camera technology.
“In this business you have to always be looking at safety, looking ahead to what can stop an accident,” says William.