Nisbets opens Irish distribution centre creating 20 new jobs

Eoghan Donnellan, Nisbets; Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath: Noreen Lawrance, Nisbets: and Robin White, Nisbets UK and Ireland. Pic: Brian Lougheed

Nisbets now employs 39 people in Cork across customer support, sales, accounts, and warehousing operations



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9 March 2023

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Nisbets has officially opened its new national distribution centre and showroom in Cork. One of Europe’s leading multinational distributors of catering equipment and restaurant supplies to the professional hospitality sector, Nisbets has more than 30,000 customers in Ireland and an omnichannel presence.

The new distribution centre is located at the Blarney Business Park and its opening 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 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.

The facility in Blarney extends to 62,000 sq. ft. and the new showroom is open to both trade and public customers. 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, as well as expert advice and product demonstrations.

“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,” said Minister for Finance Michael McGrath. “The food, catering and hospitality industries are important sectors of the Irish economy and like many sectors have experienced a challenging few years. I am delighted to see Nisbets’ commitment to Ireland here today and wish them every success in the future.”

Nisbets has a strong online presence with over 50% of its business conducted online. It offers next day delivery with a 5.30pm cut off time for items dispatched from the Cork distribution centre. Its extensive range of kitchen appliances includes combi ovens; refrigeration, induction-cooking equipment; food smokers; pasta makers, water boilers; veg prep machines, ice cream, crepe, waffle makers; and pizza ovens. It also carries professional cookware, furniture, cleaning equipment, commercial crockery, eco-friendly compostable containers, and chef clothing.

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. We’re delighted to see our Irish team expand; we now have a team of 39 full-time staff in Cork. In addition to our Cork location, we have a Nationwide field sales team & service engineer as well as retail stores in Dublin and Belfast.”

Nisbets’ general manager for Ireland, Eoghan Donnellan added: “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. We have 40 years of experience in the industry and 30 years in Ireland so we know what it takes for a restaurant, bar, cafe, kitchen or canteen to be successful.”



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