Catering And Restaurant Supplier Nisbets Opens Irish Distribution Centre

By Dave Simpson
Catering And Restaurant Supplier Nisbets Opens Irish Distribution Centre

Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath TD joined staff, senior members of the UK and Ireland leadership team and industry representatives to officially open Nisbets' new national distribution centre and showroom in Cork.


Nisbets is a multinational distributor of catering equipment and restaurant supplies to the professional hospitality sector, with more than 30,000 customers in Ireland and an omnichannel presence. The new distribution centre is located at the Blarney Business Park and its opening has created an additional 20 full-time jobs. Nisbets now employs 39 people in Cork across customer support, sales, accounts and warehousing operations.

The company has been in Ireland for 30 years and expects to grow its staff numbers further during 2023, with additional roles to be created in field sales, its contact centre and its warehouse. This will bring the total number of people employed by Nisbets in Ireland to 60. It also plans to take on up to 10 temporary roles during busy periods.

The facility in Blarney extends to 62,000 square feet, and the new showroom is open to both trade and public customers. There are more than 6,000 products for bars, hotels, restaurants and home kitchens available on site, in addition to another 22,000 lines available online, as well as advice and product demonstrations.


Speaking at the official opening event, Minister McGrath said, "Nisbets has a strong track record in Ireland and it's fantastic to see their operations here grow with the creation of 20 full-time jobs. The food, catering and hospitality industries are important sectors of the Irish economy and like many sectors have experienced a challenging few years. I am delighted to see Nisbets' commitment to Ireland here today and wish them every success in the future."


Nisbets' managing director for UK & Ireland, Robin White, said, "Our distribution centre and showroom in Cork is our Irish head office and provides our customers with a more immersive experience. We're delighted to see our Irish team expand; we now have a team of 39 full-time staff in Cork. In addition to our Cork location, we have a nationwide field sales team & service engineer as well as retail stores in Dublin and Belfast."

Nisbets' general manager for Ireland, Eoghan Donnellan, added, "We're committed to offering our customers the best experience whether they're shopping online, ordering over the phone or paying a visit to our new showroom. We also know how valuable our customers' time is and we aim to provide a seamless, hassle-free way to get all the catering equipment you need. We have 40 years of experience in the industry and 30 years in Ireland so we know what it takes for a restaurant, bar, cafe, kitchen or canteen to be successful."

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