Nisbets has announced that it has opened a new distribution centre at Blarney Business Park, Co. Cork, creating an additional 20 full-time jobs.
Nisbets noted that it now employs 39 people in Cork, across its customer support, sales, accounts and warehousing operations.
Speaking at the official opening event, Minister for Finance Michael McGrath said, “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.
“The food, catering and hospitality industries are important sectors of the Irish economy and, like many sectors, have experienced a challenging few years.”
The New Facility
The facility in Blarney extends to 62,000 square feet, and the new showroom is open to both trade and public customers.
According to the distributor of equipment and supplies, 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.
Robin White, Nisbets’ managing director for the UK and Ireland, said, “Our distribution centre and showroom in Cork is our Irish head office and provides our customers with a more immersive experience.”
‘Strong Online Presence’
Nisbets noted that it 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, water boilers, veg prep machines, pasta-, ice cream-, crêpe- and waffle-makers, and pizza ovens.
Nisbets also carries professional cookware, furniture, cleaning equipment, commercial crockery, eco-friendly compostable containers, and chefs’ clothing.
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 and in 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 ten temporary roles during busy periods.