Brian Donaldson, CEO, The Maxol Group, Padraic Delaney, Licensee and Maxol Regional Manager Des Duffy at Maxol Newport Road, Westport
Revamped Mayo sites at Newport Road, Westport and Duffy’s Castlebar
Leading forecourt convenience retailer, Maxol, has announced the creation of 50 jobs in Mayo due to the restoration of Maxol Newport Road, Westport and the opening of a new venture at Duffy’s Garage in Castlebar, both of which represent a combined investment in excess of €2 million.
Independent dealer Duffy’s in Castlebar is currently undergoing the conversion of its adjoining former car showroom, and the official opening of the new forecourt store and delicatessen is scheduled for 27th May. The investment at Duffy’s has led to the creation of an additional 20 jobs in the areas of retail supervisors, shop sales assistants and deli sales positions. Castlebar has also been chosen by Maxol to feature the company’s new Moreish food range and will also offer the latest café by Insomnia Coffee Company.
Maxol Newport Road is steeped in history. Formerly an Almshouse over a century ago, it was also the location of the former family home of local Patricia Gibbons, whose parents built the original service station 25 years ago after starting out with simple pump facilities outside their home. Today, the outlet is already successful with a busy Maxol Mace store but is being extended in order to bring the convenience offering to a whole new level. An impressive food court is being introduced with seating for 60 people, offering the company’s Moreish food range and leading Irish brands including Bewley’s Barista Bar. The redevelopment of Maxol Newport Road is leading to the creation of 30 jobs and the new-look site will open in June.
Speaking about the double investment, Brian Donaldson, Maxol’s Group General Manager and incoming CEO commented, “We’re delighted to be investing in the West of Ireland at these great locations in Mayo, both of which represent a significant development for Maxol and opportunity for our licensees Tom Meehan in Castlebar and Padraic Delaney of Newport Road. The creation of 50 new permanent jobs will be of huge benefit to the areas and local economy.
“Maxol is, and always has been, about the people – about our customers that come through the doors. Today customers’ requirements are about the full forecourt service and choice of quality fresh food for all times of the day. The consumer has always been our focus and will remain so with our planned future openings and redevelopments.”
Maxol Castlebar is due to open in May and Maxol Newport Road is due to open in June. The openings are two of nine new locations that Maxol is opening this year.
The opening of these stations follows a combined significant investment of more than €2 million.
About the Maxol Group
- The Maxol Group was established in 1920 by William McMullan. The 4th generation of the family are Company Directors.
- Maxol makes a significant contribution to the economy on both sides of the border and markets a comprehensive range of oil and petroleum products to the Irish Market, through their Retail, Fuel Card and Lubricants divisions.
- The Maxol Group had an annual turnover of €640m in 2015.
- The company employs directly and indirectly more than 1,000 people across the island of Ireland.
- Maxol has been investing and expanding in recent years and currently has a network of 227 service stations, of which 104 are company owned.
- The new food brand Moreish – Fresh Food at Maxol was launched in 2014 and is currently in 31 Maxol service stations and growing. It won ‘Best Oil Company Initiative’ at Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards 2015.
- In 2012 Maxol was voted Retailer of the Year by UTV Business Eye Awards in Northern Ireland.
- Maxol was voted the most reputable oil company in Ireland for four consecutive years between 2012 to 2015 by Corporate Reputations independent survey.