S&W Wholesale has been given the green light by Newry, Mourne & Down District Council Planning Committee for a major new purpose-built facility.
The new site will be located approximately three miles from its current headquarters in Carnbane Business Park and will be situated just off the A1 dual carriageway out of Newry to Dublin.
£15 Million Investment
Representing a £15 million investment, the facility will support the business’s future growth plans.
The company hopes that this new location will better position them to service their retail and wholesale customers across the island.
The new facility will see in the region of 120 construction jobs supported for the duration of the build, and will allow the company to increase its payroll by approximately £2 million in the near future.
The chief executive, Michael Skelton, acknowledged the importance of the decision, saying, “The business has been curtailed in recent times through space constraints and operating across multiple sites.”
“This new facility will allow us to maximise our operational efficiency, while giving our valuable team of more than 300 people a pleasant, fit for purpose working environment.”
The deputy chief executive and chief financial officer, Anthony McVeigh, thanked all who have supported the project.
“Building new premises fit for the future and to support ambitious growth plans was a vitally important part of the decision-making progress to move to an EOT,” he said.
“This move is very important for our customers, staff, retailers, and our entire supply chain base.”
S&W Wholesale, previously known as Savage & Whitten, is one of Ireland’s largest independent wholesalers of FMCG and has been operating in Newry for more than 100 years.
Its brands include Nearby, Todays and Cuppa.