9 January 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
Top Oil has officially opened its latest company operated forecourt, Junction 3 at Cobh Cross, Co Cork. The new forecourt station will employ 17 people from the surrounding Glounthaune and Carrigtwohill areas.. Junction 3 at Cobh’s Cross marks the first in a series of planned investments by Top Oil in County Cork and across Ireland which will take place in 2017.
The new 3,000sq ft. location in Cobh Cross Industrial Estate is the latest company operated location for Top Oil to open since the acquisition of Sirio Holdings in April 2016, which included the acquisition of Sirio Retail’s 10 sites. Since then, Top Oil has added six new company operated sites to its portfolio, the most recent being Cobh Cross in Cork.
The forecourt at Cobh Cross has a SPAR convenience store, including an Insomnia Coffee dock. Junction 3 at Cobh’s Cross expects to see over 6,000 customers per week pass through the forecourt in the coming year.
Speaking at the launch, Gerard Boylan, Group Chief Executive Top Oil said;
“The opening of Junction 3 at Cobh Cross marks the first in a series of significant investments by Top Oil, both in Cork and across the country. We plan to invest further across our network of company operated sites in 2017 using Sirio as the vehicle to manage this. This is an exciting time for Top Oil and we are committed to investing in key locations across Ireland such as Cobh Cross, and providing a high quality service to our retail and trade customers. This forecourt investment demonstrates our continued growth and commitment as a leading Irish fuel and home heating oil provider.”
Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director, said;
“We would like to congratulate the team at Junction 3 on their new store opening. This prominent location in Cobh’s Cross gives the local community and passing customers an ideal opportunity to stop and shop whether on their way to their destination or to pop in from the surrounding retail or residential areas. We look forward to continuing our partnership into 2017 and thank the local community for their warm welcome.”
About Top Oil
Top Oil is a family owned Irish business with a 200 year trading history. Top Oil sells over 1.6 billion litres of fuel throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, annually. Top Oil owns and manages its own 55,000 tonne import terminal to provide a true end-to-end solution, from ‘Port to Pump’ ensuring security of supply of Quality Assured fuel products for consumers and businesses. Top Oil’s nationwide network includes: 200 Top Oil Service Stations, motorway service areas, Top Oil Fuel Card locations, resellers and 21 Top Oil Depots.