HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE AND


FOCUSED IN ALL WE DO

 

The company, does not stop at sales and three out of every four members of
staff are involved full-time in after-sales aspects of the operation: spare parts,
workshop repairs, field service and technical training
.

OUR COMPANY

The company was founded in 1970 in Swords, Dublin, by Pat O’Donnell, with the agency for the Volvo Loading Shovel, which had only a 5% share of the market at that time and within five years it brought the Volvo Loading Shovel to an undisputed position of market leader.

The company which started with only 2 employees quickly outgrew its small premises and expanded in 1973 onto the Richmond Avenue site which it occupied until 2005, gradually increasing its footprint on the area in the thirty years it remained there. The company led the field in creating a purpose built Training Centre for Service Techicians here in Ireland and this emphasis on training continues to this day.

THE PORTDOWN BRANCH

The Portadown branch was also opened in 1970 on the Moy Road, at the time trading as VPM Equipment Ltd. It re-branded as Pat O’Donnell & Co. Ltd in 1985 and moved to the current premises at Seagoe Industrial Area in 1995.

THE CORK BRANCH

The Cork branch was first established in 1980 at Carrigrohane Road and moved to its purpose built, full service premises in Glanmire in 1982. Today there is a Branch Manager, Area Sales Manager, Adminstrator, Parts Counter Person, 4 Service Technician and 1 Apprentice operating out of this location.

THE GALWAY BRANCH

The Galway branch was opened in 1980 at another purpose built facility with a 10 tonne gantrycrane in the workshop. The launch was met with great fanfare by Volvo who travelled in a specially chartered private jet with members of Pat O’Donnell & Co, from Dublin Airport to Galway.

HEAD OFFICE

In 2005 Pat O’Donnell & Co. moved its Head Office from Fairview to a 35,000sq ft premises on a 4 acre site in Chapelizod. In 2016 the company celebrates 46 years in business with an employee payroll of over 80 people.