Value Centre investing €5 million in new Dundalk facility
4 July 2016 | 0
Value Centre is investing €5 million in the development of a new state-of-the-art facility, merging the network’s existing sites in Dundalk and Carrickmacross. The works are scheduled to be completed in October this year and will see all staff from the existing two sites transfer to a new location in Dundalk.
The new Value Centre will be situated in the former Littelfuse building on the Ecco Road in Dundalk, which has lain idle since 2006 when the electronic manufacturing business was moved to China after 40 years in the town. The site will span 60,000 sq ft, allowing Value Centre Dundalk to expand its offering to include an expansive chilled and frozen range.
Speaking about the investment John Moane, managing director of BWG Foods Wholesale Division (owners and operators of the Value Centre network) said the new state-of-the-art facility “will enhance our operations locally and allow us to significantly upgrade our offering to customers”.
“We remain fully focused on driving our business forward in this region through continued investment and by supporting our diverse customer base,” Moane added. “While this development provides us with a platform for potential growth in the future, it also strongly reinforces our commitment to the local economy.”
Value Centre Dundalk currently employs 21 people while Value Centre Carrickmacross employs another six, with all employees transferring to the new site as part of the development.
The new site will incorporate a significantly expanded product range and an enhanced layout which will be focused around the customer and their shopping experience. The cash and carry wholesaler also states that upgrades to IT and supply chain systems will ensure that market leading service levels are maintained. In total, Value Centre currently has 22 locations across Ireland.