Hardware retailer Screwfix opens first three stores in Republic

Company to expand store estate to 40 as part of plan that could create 400 jobs

Screwfix’s new store in Sandyford, Co Dublin

Screwfix’s new store in Sandyford, Co Dublin

 

Hardware retailer Screwfix has opened three stores in the Republic as part of a plan that could see its estate expand to 40 stores in the “coming years”.

The company opened three stores this month alone as part of a plan that could create over 400 jobs.

Screwfix’s new stores are based in Sandyford and Swords in Dublin as well as Co Waterford. Another store will open in Ennis, Co Clare, early next year.

Screwfix chief executive John Mewett said the addition of bricks and mortar stores in the Republic was a “major milestone” for the group, resulting in increasing demand.

Each of the new stores will stock about 10,000 products including power tools, work wear and heating and electrical parts.

Screwfix, part of Kingfisher PLC, which also owns B&Q, already has more than 650 UK stores.