Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging supply chain solutions company, has today announced the opening of a 70,000sq ft logistics facility in Watergrasshill, Cork.
The new facility will see the creation of 40 new roles over the next 18 months and is set to be operational by Apri.
The new roles in Cork will be created across logistics, distribution, commercial and administration. With over 12,000 pallet space, the Watergrasshill facility has 12m clear internal eaves, five dock levellers and will operate voice controlled ‘Warehouse Management System’ integrating four other logistics centres within Limerick and Dublin.
Customers of Zeus range across sectors and include Kaufland, Lidl, Aldi, ABP, Harrods, Musgrave, Ryanair and McDonalds.
During the past 12 months Zeus have added a further €75m of revenue through acquisition.
Zeus acquired Polpack in Poland in February of this year, the first step in its 2023 growth programme targeting revenues of more than €500m.
Officially opening the facility today, Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath said, “Zeus is an inspirational example of a home-grown company scaling internationally, having been founded by Brian O’Sullivan in 1998. Having followed their global growth with interest, I am delighted to today open the new Watergrasshill logistics facility, which will provide a major boost for the local economy.”
Founder of Zeus, Brian O’Sullivan added, “I grew up in east Cork, and it’s where I started my working life. I am very proud to now be reinvesting back in my local roots, opening this new facility in Watergrasshill. This will greatly improve our capability within the region, create new jobs, deliver a better work life balance for our colleagues and importantly, deliver greater service options to our customers.”