Eoghan Donnellan, Nisbets’ General Manager for Ireland, Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath TD, Noreen Lawrance, Nisbets’ HR Team, and Robin White, Nisbets’ Managing Director for UK and Ireland at the official opening of Nisbets’ new national distribution centre and showroom. Photo: Brian Lougheed

New showroom opens in Blarney Business Park

A catering equipment and restaurant supplier has opened a new national distribution centre and showroom in Cork.

With more than 30,000 customers in Ireland and an omnichannel presence, the new Nisbets distribution centre in Blarney Business Park 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 said it expects to grow its staff numbers further during 2023, with additional roles to be created in field sales, its contact centre and 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.

Speaking at the official opening event, Minister for Finance Michael McGrath TD 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.”

The facility extends to 62,000 sq ft.

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. In addition to our Cork location, we have a nationwide field sales team and service engineer as well as retail stores in Dublin and Belfast.”

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.

Nisbets’ General Manager for Ireland, Eoghan Donnellan said: “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.”