Picture of the Week: Lyreco expands with €34 million investment in new Dublin facility

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Global workplace solutions provider Lyreco is expanding its Irish operation by investing €34 million in a new facility in Rathcoole, County Dublin. Its new head office and regional distribution centre has been officially opened with the creation of 50+ jobs and increase Lyreco’s partnerships with Irish producers.

Lyreco’s Irish presence dates back to 1970, with the company celebrating over 50 years in Ireland. Lyreco Ireland currently employs 94 people. The business has the largest field-based sales force in the industry and its new premises will be the largest of its kind in Ireland, with innovative vertical storage technology and 50 percent additional capacity on site.

Commenting at the opening, Michael Milward, Managing Director of Lyreco UK & Ireland said: “Today is a proud occasion for all the Lyreco team as we celebrate the continuation of our Irish journey with a fantastic new facility here in Rathcoole. We have come a long way over the past 50 years, and we are excited to continue our journey, delivering a great working day to businesses across the region. Our new premises are part of an ambitious expansion plan in Ireland that will see us increasing our partnerships with our customers, helping them to adapt to the changing face of how we all work and provide them with workplace solutions that help them to achieve their sustainability objectives too.”

Lyreco is already one of Ireland’s foremost workplace solutions providers, partnering with both private and public sector clients in retail, industry, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and education, as well as satisfying the growing demand for home office and hybrid working. The company stocks over 7,000 products in their Dublin distribution centre, with many available for next day delivery, and has access to over 3,000 additional products which are available for delivery within 48 hours. These products span 18 categories including general office stationery and supplies, cleaning and catering, hygiene and personal protective equipment, technology and much more.

Last year, as part of the company’s UK and Ireland subsidiary, Lyreco delivered more than two million orders to some 47,000 customers at 226,000 addresses. The expansion of the company’s Irish operation is expected to contribute to a doubling of sales turnover in the next two to three years, embedding Lyreco’s commitment to the Irish market.

Pictured above: Michael Milward, Managing Director of Lyreco UK and Ireland; Michael Walby, Lyreco Ireland’s Country Head of Sales and Audrey Sherry, National Account Manager and longest serving member of the Lyreco Ireland team marks 36 years with the company.