Two Cork companies have won a €3m contract to provide uniforms to 30,000 SuperValu and Centra employees over the next three years.
Trag Limited and Coppinger Limited signed a contract with Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland yesterday that will see the two companies taking on additional staff to meet Musgrave’s demands.
Managing director of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, Martin Kelleher said that they were committed to supporting Irish companies.
“At Musgrave, we have a strong commitment to Irish companies and are delighted to sign this agreement with Trag and Coppingers.
“It’s vital that we invest in the Irish economy by buying from local suppliers. Together with our retail partners, we are responsible for over €1.5bn worth of purchases of Irish goods and services per annum, helping to both create and protect almost 40,000 jobs across the country,” he said.
Trag Ltd is a family-run business which has grown from a knitwear company to provide promotional, sports, and corporate clothing to companies nationwide.
Trag Ltd’s Adrian O’Donovan said the contract was a big boost to the company and would result in it taking on extra staff.
“We are delighted to have won the contract to supply Musgrave Retail Partners.
“It is an important step for our business and will help us to grow in the future.
“As a result of the deal we have recruited an additional member of staff and it is a great endorsement of our company to have iconic brands like SuperValu and Centra on our client list,” he said.
Coppinger Ltd has been in business for over 30 years, providing uniforms to healthcare workers, catering and hotel staff.
Noreen Dukelow of Coppinger said: “This is a huge contract for us to win and it is fantastic to see Musgrave Retail Partners investing in local Irish companies and supporting Irish jobs.
“As a third-generation family business we take great pride in working with a company that plays a vital role in local communities up and down the country.”
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