Mechanical Electrical Fixings (MEF) has announced the opening of its 15,000 sq ft distribution centre in Santry, Dublin, to meet increasing demand for Metsec products in Republic of Ireland.
Established 30 years ago, the Edinburgh-based wholesaler MEF has worked with Metsec for the past decade and is one of the largest stock-holders of Metsec cable management products in the UK.
Earlier this year, MEF acquired a Belfast base to serve the market in Northern Ireland, but with increasing demand for Metsec’s products, decided to open a further distribution centre in Eire.
Richard Allen, General Manager at Metsec, says: “We have been receiving enquiries from Ireland for quite some time and were struggling to meet demand. Shipping products over from mainland UK was proving time consuming and costly, so we weren’t as competitive as we could be.
“Thanks to MEF’s extensive distribution centre in Dublin, coupled with the existing Belfast site, we can now get our products to customers more quickly and it makes our products attractive to the Irish market.”
Mike Mearns, Commercial Director at MEF, says: “The Republic of Ireland is going through a boom time with the Irish government attracting major technology investment and we’ve seen a large number of big players in the data centre industry recently building or expanding facilities in Ireland.
“These data centres require a substantial amount of cable management products, including trunking, trays and both pre- and post-galvanised ladders. The new distribution centre means we can provide the Metsec products to these customers quickly and at a very competitive price.
“We at MEF are very excited about this new venture, stocking further Metsec cable management products in Ireland to meet the contractors’ requirements,” Mr Mearns concluded.