50 Years!! November 2019 marked our 50th anniversary, with it being a pretty significant milestone we decided that only something equally significant would do, with the truck on order we got to work and well the finished product speaks for itself (apart from the name board which is still a work in progress). Unfortunately our plans didn’t account for a global pandemic so the unveiling at the first truck festival and attending many festivals this year simply can’t happen so a video will have to suffice for now.
R. Heatrick Ltd are a haulage and demolition company based in Portadown, the company was established in 1969 by Robert Heatrick after investing in a Ford backhoe loader to undertake drainage contracts for local businesses in the Armagh area, as the company grew it began to diversify into civil engineering completing many contracts throughout Northern Ireland. Today, 50 years later the company remains a family business with hard work and dedication to quality at its core.
After many years of civil engineering the company evolved and began specialising in Demolition, after securing many major contracts in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK the company continued to expand its fleet of trucks and excavators to meet the demands of our clients.
By the year 2000 the company began to make its mark on the haulage industry with significant investment in its fleet of trucks and trailers which led to the undertaking of many major haulage contracts throughout the UK. R. Heatrick Ltd continued its growth with the addition of over 150 bulk tipping trailers before further expanding into the provision of waste haulage solutions with the use of both ejector and walking floor trailers.
In 2007 R. Heatrick Ltd ventured into quarry aggregates with the acquisition of a quarry based in the outskirts of Lisburn. To this day the quarry remains operational providing quality aggregate as well as clay disposal in the Lisburn and Belfast areas.
Having gained many years of experience in the recycling of demolition wastes R. Heatrick Ltd invested in a Skip Hire and Materials Recovery Facility in Belfast by the acquisition of a dissolved company, Skipway Waste Management. following this acquisition R. Heatrick Ltd continued to grow under the Skipway trading name and became a major force in the recycling industry through investment, innovation and providing a fast and reliable service that’s unparalleled to that of our competitors.
R. Heatrick Ltd has come a long way since the late Robert Heatrick started out in 1969, the company now celebrates 50 years in business and aims to continue growth in all aspects of the business. The company’s fleet consists of over 50 trucks, most of them being Scania’s including our stunning Scania 143M Centurion which is renowned throughout the country. The fleet also comprises of many Volvo, DAF and Renault trucks working in a range of industries providing the companies diverse range of services throughout the UK and Ireland.
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