In 1969 Ridgeway Plant Company Ltd acquired its name from their first location at Ridgeway Street, beside the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.
In 1972 the company transferred to Diamond Gardens in Finaghy, then in 1987 on to a prime purpose built site in Boucher Road, which at that time was the centre hub for transport links to all areas of the province.
During this time the company also created depot locations in Chelmsford, UK and Dublin, Ireland. Improvements in the local transport infrastructure and a new developing Belfast offered Ridgeway the chance to relocate to superb ‘drive through’ style premises on Airport Road West in 2004.
In 2016 Ridgeway opened a new depot in Ashbourne, County Meath, further strengthening the supply chain to the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries throughout Ireland. Complete with a call-in trade counter and experienced staff, the new depot offers the same services and product ranges as our Belfast operation and provides a centrally-located hub for fast Ireland-wide delivery.
These progressive moves represent the steady, sustainable growth that Ridgeway have shown for over 40 years ensuring that the best facilities, location and service are available for their customers.
Like in any owner managed business, the team are the core assets of the machine. Ridgeway have invested heavily in the right people and have a proud record of dedicated staff, suppliers and loyal customers.
The focus on good down to earth service with a personal touch to ensure complete satisfaction and repeat business is our core competency and value at Ridgeway.
With a relatively young and yet very experienced management team the business is in good hands as we continue to invest in technology and systems to offer better service, communicate information and respond faster to clients needs.
We pride ourselves on promoting safe working environments and only use the highest quality safety netting and edge protection equipment. This is recognised by our European supplier Combisafe, who has over twenty years’ experience in providing specialist safety systems.
Highly regarded amongst Ireland’s construction industry, ProNet have become one of the country’s main safety specialist contractors.
Although based in Northern Ireland, ProNet Safety Services operate within ; Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man.
Our philosophy is simple: know your customers, understand their needs in detail and meet those needs, not only with the products they ask for but also with innovative construction and engineering solutions which save time and add value to the build process. We are proud to supply construction Ireland and construction United Kingdom as well as local construction in Belfast. In combination with ensuring compliance with legislation and enhancing safety at work, Ridgeway’s business model has helped cement its reputation as a ‘go to’ destination for the best products, solutions and operating methods.
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