Kildare Business Giants From Maynooth and Naas Agree Terms for State of the Art Logistics and Storage Solution


Monday 14th May 2018


The Irish office of the €4bn German multinational, Jungheinrich, which is based in Maynooth has just secured a €700k deal, which will see them provide 23 forklifts, and a complete state-of-the-art warehouse mobile racking solution for the Naas based Irish Dog Foods who provide innovative pet products for global brands and national retailers. The German company agreed recently agreed terms after a competitive tender and their equipment and technology will radically increase efficiencies and storage capacity for their new customer who are in operation in Naas for just over 30 years and are part of the well-known Queally Group; Ireland’s largest, privately owned agri-food business. Jungheinrich AG are a total logistics solutions provider that export to over 60 countries to the pharmaceutical, food, logistics and retail sectors and their Irish operation employs over 120 employees generating over €29m in sales in Ireland alone. 

Managing Director for Jungheinrich Ireland Des Kavanagh said, “This new relationship between Irish Dog Foods and Jungheinrich will further advance the long terms aims of both companies. Jungheinrich’s expertise as a global sector leader in both material handling equipment and warehouse flow technology will help to give Irish Dog Foods the edge to service and fulfil its customer requirements, even more effectively than before”.  

Liam Queally, Managing Director of Irish Dog Foods said “We were delighted to partner with a company that was so close to us and in the same company and we’re really impressed as to how this new equipment and technology will increase efficiencies and speed up how we carry out our business which in turn has the potential to really grow our enterprise as we export our products out of Kildare.”  

Chief Executive of the County Kildare Chamber Allan Shine said “We’ve been steadily fostering and encouraging an increasing amount of business and cooperation between our member companies here in Kildare where we’ve seen the potential of huge synergies using innovation to grow both large enterprises and SMEs through our suggested partnership routes and networking events. This significant deal is a great example of what we’ve been assisting in the county and it really showcases the potential we have here for business to really shine and thrive on the World stage.”