The branding has changed but the values have stayed the same for foodservice company Sysco Ireland, formally Pallas Foods.

Sysco Ireland invested in new Little Island facility

Foodservice company Pallas Foods has been rebranded as Sysco Ireland following what it said was a period of significant growth and investment.

The rebrand was supported by investment of €20 million in the expansion and refresh of the company’s delivery fleet and the continued transformation of its ecommerce platforms and IT infrastructure, it said.

Pallas Foods, now Sysco Ireland, has been part of the Sysco Group since 2009.

This investment includes an €8 million upgrade to the company’s existing site in Newcastle West and its new facility in Little Island in 2020.

Sysco Ireland has also announced plans to invest in two new facilities in Galway and Belfast to support future growth ambitions.

Speaking after the announcement, Peter Jackson, Sysco Ireland CEO said the company began its brand migration in 2018, a process that was then accelerated over the past year.

“Sysco first acquired Pallas Foods in 2009 and has since developed a comprehensive national network. While there will be a new logo on our trucks, the values of our business and the legacy of always putting the customer first will not change,” he said.

The company unveiled several supports across 2020 for customer businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions including new a partnership with online ordering system Flipdish to help on-trade customers move to a takeaway model.

Serving customers across hospitality, retail, healthcare and education, Sysco Ireland employs more than 1,300 people.