NOW IN ITS THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR OF BUSINESS, AYLWARD HEAVY HAULAGE IS ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN OPERATORS IN IRELAND. PJ AND MARC AYLWARD SPOKE TO DECLAN MCGINN, DETAILING THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATIONS AND THE SUCCESS THAT HAS FOSTERED SUCH A REPUTATION.
PHOTOGRAPHY: NEIL WARNER
In 1981, PJ Aylward bought himself a truck and started a business delivering goods all over Europe. In the early nineties, his first step-frame trailer was acquired for a contract to move some machinery for a local branch of the state body in forestry. By 1995, the decision was made to concentrate solely on heavy haulage, and so began the building of a reputation that has become well known throughout the industry, both in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.