An Taoiseach officially opens Value Centre Castlebar following €2 million refurbishment
11 November 2013
Leading Irish wholesale and retail business, BWG Foods, has today revealed plans to invest €7 million in its national Value Centre cash and carry network over two years, upgrading and refurbishing sites around the country.
The announcement was made at the reopening of Value Centre, Castlebar, which closed following extensive fire damage last year. Guest of honour An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, welcomed the investment by BWG Foods in Castlebar and its plans for elsewhere around the country.
Following a €2 million refurbishment, the cash and carry has now resumed full service to businesses across the West of Ireland and all 14 employees have also returned to the site following temporary relocation while the works were being carried out.
Speaking at the official opening, Kenny said: "I am delighted to welcome the investment by BWG Foods in its Value Centre cash & carry sites around the country. It is especially welcome that the Castlebar Value Centre is reopening having been refurbished after it sustained fire damage last year and its 14 employees are returning to work at the site. It is a great vote of confidence by the company in its locations across the country that it is embarking on such a significant investment programme."
In addition to investment in its Castlebar Value Centre, BWG is also undertaking significant works at Letterkenny and Sligo, and will upgrade its Dundalk site in 2014 as part of the programme.
Leo Crawford, group chief executive, BWG Group said: "Despite the challenging economic conditions, we are committed to upgrading and expanding Value Centre premises in our network. We believe sustained investment is important because it helps achieve greater efficiencies for the business, which in turn delivers an enhanced service to customers, and has a positive knock-on effect for the local areas in which we operate."