New Barry distribution base creates 25 new jobs
The Barry Group is to double its existing 125,000sq ft distribution centre in Mallow, Co Cork. The ambitious plans costing to the tune of €1.5m, will provide 25 new jobs.
13 April 2010
The Barry Group have released plans of its 20,000 sq ft extension to its central distribution centre in Mallow, Co. Cork, which is being built at a cost of over €1.5m. The extension is due to create approximately 25 full and part time jobs in the Mallow region.
The new warehouse expansion re-design nearly doubles the capacity of the existing 125,000 sq ft distribution facility and is being built to cater for the Barry Group’s ambitious growth plans which include growth to its core wholesale distribution business as well as extra volume created by the acquisition of Carry Out business of 50 specialist off-licences and the roll out of Buy Lo, the new branded discount chain.
Building is now underway and is expected to be completed by June 2010.
Commenting on the extension, Jim Barry, Barry Group managing director, said:“Right now we operate from two warehouses which isn’t sustainable from an efficiency and capacity front. As our business model develops, it is strategic to operate from one central distribution network so this expansion will consolidate the operations into one central warehouse based in our Mallow HQ in Co. Cork – this added capacity will enable us to explore other further growth and acquisition opportunities as they arise.”
Jim Barry also said that the extension will cater for expansion plans for Buy Lo, the new Irish discount store that the Barry Group established last August. There are currently two Buy Lo stores in operation – one in Ashbourne, another in Tralee – and the Barry Group is actively seeking new sites across Ireland for new Buy Lo stores due to come on stream in 2010.