Ahern Ireland officially opened for business this week following a grand opening ceremony and party at its facility in Rathcoole, County Dublin last week. Part of the Ahern International division, Ahern Ireland is the exclusive provider of sales, service and spare parts for Snorkel mobile elevating work platforms, and Ruthmann Bluelift tracked spider lifts for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
To celebrate the opening, Ahern Ireland hosted more than 60 customers, suppliers, media and industry contacts at its grand opening event. Attendees enjoyed tours of the recently refurbished and fully stocked 2,286-square-meter (about 24,606 square feet) facility, including the workshop, parts warehouse, yard and office space, and were given the opportunity to learn about the latest Snorkel and Ruthmann Bluelift products on display.
Matthew Elvin, CEO, performed a formal ribbon cutting with the Ahern Ireland team to open the facility, and spoke, as did Andrew Fishburn, managing director for Ahern Ireland, followed by a “celebration of Ireland” party with live entertainment and regional catering.
“With an investment of more than U.S. $1.2 million in the new machine and spare parts inventory, plus the facility renovations and service vehicles, Ahern Ireland is here for the long term, and is ready to support our growing customer base.”
“My family heritage can be traced back to Ireland, so this branch opening has both personal and professional significant,” said company owner Don Ahern. “I am extremely grateful to all of our valued customers, vendors and stakeholders who have supported us with this launch, and I sincerely hope that we are able to add value to their businesses through this fantastic new location.”
Under the direction of Fishburn, Ahern Ireland will be managed by David Roddy, who takes on an expanded role from his current position as business development for Snorkel U.K. Roddy will be responsible for sales, and will oversee a team of three people initially, including a lead engineer, customer service coordinator and a customer service administrator.
Ahern Ireland also launched its new dedicated website at www.ahernireland.ie.