Screwfix to create 140 jobs as it opens 11 new Irish stores

Expansion brings trade supplier company’s store tally in the Republic to 29 outlets

Screwfix and B&Q are both owned by London-listed Kingfisher. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Screwfix and B&Q are both owned by London-listed Kingfisher. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

 

Screwfix, the trade supplier of electrical, plumbing and building products, will create 140 jobs in the Republic as it opens 11 new stores, its owner said on Wednesday.

The company, which is owned by British DIY giant Kingfisher, has opened five outlets this year in Carlow, Athlone, Portlaoise and Letterkenny and on the Kylemore Road in Dublin, and a further six locations are planned.

This will bring its total stores in the Republic to 29. The multichannel retailer has more than 300,000 active customers in the Irish market shopping across categories such as power tools and workwear.

“The growing demand for convenience has led to the opening of more stores to help our busy customers get their jobs done,” said Screwfix chief executive John Mewett.

Kingfisher, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, operates in eight European countries under retail banners including B&Q, Castorama and TradePoint.

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