Glenkrag Ltd

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Phone: 0 (044)2893351491

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Glenkrag Ltd
Unit 7e
Kilroot Business Park
Larne Road
Carrickfergus
Co Antrim
BT38 7PR

County: Antrim

Categories: Pet Supplies

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Description: Glenkrag is the largest wholesaler to the Pet, Aquatic and Garden Trade in Ireland, Supplying over 7,000 lines of dry goods for dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, small animals, ponds, aquatics, and over 2,000 lines of Tropical and Coldwater fish to their 500 customers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Glenkrag currently has a fleet of 12 lorries and vans, ensuring regular fish and dry good deliveries to all parts of Ireland.

Glenkrag Limited is located in the historical Co. Antrim town of Carrickfergus, 15 miles north of Belfast. Jack McCready worked as a research chemist for Gallagher’s Cigarette Manufacturers and Mike Taylor worked in the elite product development section of ICI. They were both very keen aquarists and got introduced through another hobbyist friend in 1979.

1980 Saw the formation of the business partnership and the birth of Glenkrag. In these early days sales were completely livestock and the business operated from Mike & Jack’s garages at home. Jack and Mike were Glenkrag’s total work force.

1981 and Glenkrag was on the move to bigger premises to accommodate the small selection of aquatic accessories and foods that customers had been requesting.

1983 and time for another move for the company.

By 1987 Glenkrag were now employing 18 local people and because of continued growth and customer loyalty were contemplating an even bigger gamble.

1988 the company moved 2 miles to Kilroot Industrial Park and had the luxury of 25,000 sq.ft of warehouse, fish house and offices. Pet and Aquatics in Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland was now growing rapidly. It seemed every couple of years a new bigger lorry was needed to cope with the ever increasing run schedules. By 2002 the company employed 48 and had a fleet of 7 delivery vehicles.

In 2005 Glenkrag celebrated 25 years serving loyal customers across the Island. This year also seen Glenkrag open new business accounts on the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

2006. Now employing 70 people with record turnover, Glenkrag develop new brands in "Cheeko" and "Plaque Busters". The (Global) Pet Industry is rapidly changing. Partnerships with key manufactures and category management are the tools Glenkrag will use to keep developing the business across the island.

2010 Glenkrag will celebrated it’s 30th anniversary, we continue to be the dominant force within the Irish pet and Aquatic Trade, we are always happy to welcome customers and suppliers to our premises to tour our facilities.

2011 and beyond. Jack and Mike are still actively driving Glenkrag Ltd forward and can see a great Pet Trade future for its employees and customers.