Maxol strengthens position in west with third site this year
7 September 2016 | 0
Maxol has strengthened its presence in the west of Ireland, having completed the acquisition of a new site at Ballindine, Co Mayo.
Formerly a Topaz forecourt with Centra supermarket, this latest acquisition by Maxol follows the recent double investment in Mayo earlier this year. This included the restoration of Maxol Newport Road, Westport and the opening of a new venture at Duffy’s Garage in Castlebar, both of which involved a combined investment in excess of €2 million. More than 50 jobs were created for the areas at the time.
Maxol Ballindine is currently undergoing an extensive rebrand. Francis McDonnell from Castlebar, who has been a successful retailer in the local area for 14 years, has been appointed as the new licensee of the business.
Speaking about the latest acquisition, Brian Donaldson, Maxol’s CEO said the site represented “a great opportunity for Maxol to grow and increase its brand awareness in County Mayo, building on the flourishing business long established by [former owners] John and Patricia Hennigan.
“We have plans to invest in new site facilities with Centra which we look forward to introducing this year,” Donaldson added.
John Hennigan, previous owner of the business at Ballindine, who is now retiring, thanked customers for all their loyalty, support and friendship over the years, and said he “firmly believes [the business] is in safe hands with Maxol and Francis”. Francis McDonnell, meanwhile, said the team’s aim is to ensure the site’s “very loyal customer base” continues going forward.
Maxol Ballindine is one of ten new locations that Maxol is opening this year.