Ireland’s leading sushi brand, Oishii Sushi, expands operations with €1m investment in new facility
10 November 2023
Thanks to an ever-increasing appetite for freshly made, premium sushi, Oishii Sushi, Ireland’s leading sushi brand, has made a significant investment of €1 million in a 4,000 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility.
The Dublin-based business, which currently stocks many of Ireland’s major retail outlets, will expand operations and increase output at a dedicated site in Bluebell, Dublin 12.
The new facility will enable Oishii to more than double its production and meet the business’ forecasted growth levels of 50% per annum over the next three years.
Having experienced a growth surge in the last 24 months, Oishii’s workforce has grown from a staff of 20 to a 40-strong team. Already a good news story in terms of employment, the move to Bluebell is set to generate at least 10 additional jobs within the business.
“This is a wonderful milestone for the Oishii business and team,” said Oishii Sushi founder and managing director, Ciara Troy.
“This facility sees the culmination of years of hard work and hopes come to fruition.” she added. “The specification and the future proofing which we have built into this new space will give us all the tools to allow us focus on more new product development and business expansion.”
Oishii Sushi has weathered countless storms – challenges brought about by Brexit and Covid were quickly followed with rising raw material costs, supply chain issues and sky-high energy bills.
However, by focusing on growth and improving efficiencies, the company’s sales have increased by 130% during the past 24 months. The business added more retail outlets to its distribution channels, not only nationwide in ROI but also across the border in Northern Ireland where Oishii sushi has been selling for more than 18 months.