The FOODSERVICE company, Pallas Foods, which has been part of the Sysco group since 2009, has been renamed Sysco Ireland.
The company has experienced significant growth in recent years across the island of Ireland, supported by an investment of € 20 million in the expansion and renewal of its delivery fleet and the continued transformation of commerce platforms. electronics and IT infrastructure of the company.
This investment includes an 8 million euro upgrade of the company’s existing site in Newcastle West and a new facility in Cork in 2020.
Sysco Ireland also announced its intention to invest in two new facilities in Galway and Belfast, to support its ambitions for future growth.
Peter Jackson, CEO of Sysco Ireland, said: “Sysco first acquired Pallas Foods in 2009; a customer focused business that was built in the West of Ireland and has since developed a comprehensive national network.
“In 2018, we started the brand migration journey which has then accelerated dramatically over the past 12 months. Although there will be a new logo on our trucks, our company values and the heritage of always putting the customer first will not change.
“We create solutions for customers, we are committed to helping them succeed. The company unveiled a number of materials in 2020 for corporate customers affected by the Covid-19 restrictions.
“These included a partnership with Flipdish to help retail customers switch to a take-out model, as well as 10% off online ordering offers coinciding with reopening periods in the Republic of Ireland and Ireland. North Ireland. Sysco has reintroduced this offer for customers as indoor dining reopens in Northern Ireland and al fresco dining in the Republic of Ireland.
Peter Jackson added, “Our business is people-led. From the local growers, producers and suppliers with whom we have worked for many years to our colleagues across the country, each of them plays their part in supporting our customers.
“We will continue to support local jobs across Ireland, both directly in our workforce and sourcing 70% of our products from Irish suppliers, many of which are family owned or craft businesses. Our new online platform Sysco Store offers these businesses a superb virtual storefront where they can tell their story, market their products and promote their brands.
“We look forward to welcoming more people to the Sysco team in Ireland in 2021 and beyond. ”
Serving clients in hospitality, retail, healthcare and education, Sysco Ireland employs more than 1,300 people in every county of Ireland, representing 35 different nationalities.