Since 1977 Demesne Electrical has grown from humble beginnings to become Ireland’s leading, importer & distributor of industrial electrical components.
In 46 years of business we’ve fostered a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, building robust and rewarding partnerships, investing trust and responsibility in our team, navigating external challenges and relentlessly focusing on the road ahead. We’ve put customer service at the heart of our business, put faith in our people and been rewarded with over four decades of consistent business growth.
On January 13th at 20.10pm we became part of the OEM group of companies. This opens four hundred group suppliers to us to look at bringing to the Irish Market
It is an exciting time for all our staff and an opportunity to continue our stellar growth.
Now, as we look to the future, we are excited about continuing on a path of further innovation and excellence
How It All Started ....
1977, brothers Noel and Cyril McLoughlin spotted a market opportunity,
founding Demesne Electrical to connect the electrical industry in Ireland with
top European brands and product developers. Key to their vision was building
not just a distribution ecosystem, but a network of strong human relationships,
and much of the company’s formative years was spent building trust and affinity
with both brands and customers alike.
for Demesne Electrical came in 1980 when a deal with Télémécanique (later part of
Schneider Electric) setting the fledgling company on the road to becoming the
French manufacturer’s biggest Irish distributor (unbeknown to Télémécanique
executives, business headquarters for Demesne Electrical at the time was a
humble house on Dublin’s Robin Hill Road).
Growing Business & Forming Partnerships
with Télémécanique changed all that, becoming the foundation stone on which the
future of the business was to be built. The following year, now with a staff of
15, the Demesne Electrical moved to a large and purpose-fitted premises in the
city, the first of many such expansions to follow as the business grew over the
years. Other significant distribution agreements followed, including with
Merlin Gerin (1983), Tele Haase (1985), Fibox (1991) and many more.
Demesne Electrical having consistently grown our portfolio of partnerships over
the years the company also expanded, opening national distribution centres in
Cork (1985) and Dungannon (1999), the latter in response to strong customer
demand in Northern Ireland and UK territories.
milestones were achieved over the years including the achievement of ISO 9001
accreditation in 1990 and the launch of the company’s first website in 1996.
All the time Demesne Electrical continued to grow, necessitating investment in
people, infrastructure and premises.
1998 our Dublin HQ moved to a substantial, purpose-built office and
warehouse/distribution facility in The Square industrial Complex campus in
Dublin 24, one of the largest commercial property transactions in the city at
Meanwhile our Cork premises also outgrew its roots, with the southern
team moving to a larger & purpose built facility in Little Island (2003)
Launch Of Our Web Shop
The company also began to lay the foundations for digital change, launching a dedicated e-commerce shop in 2016 to leverage the demand for online sales and provide customers with access to the full portfolio of Demesne Electrical products 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – from anywhere in the world.
Award Winning Company
2012, with the global economy showing signs of tentative recovery, Demesne
Electrical was named a 'Deloitte Best-Managed' firm for the first time, a point
of particular pride for the management team and an accolade the company has
retained every year thereafter (achieving Platinum Status in 2019).
EIFI Best Distributor Award 2018 & 2019
The following year, the company was named as Distributor of the Year by the Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland, a fitting recognition of its journey to success and commitment to excellence.
Demesne Electrical is the leading independent Irish-owned supplier, importer
and distributor of industrial and electrical components in the country. We are
the sole Irish distributor for many leading European suppliers and have
continuously achieved market growth since our foundation.
continued success reflects a culture based on embracing innovation, recognising
opportunity and investment in people – our staff, our customers and our wide
network of partners suppliers.