W.S. Dennison Announced as JYSK Distribution Partner for Ireland

Press releases   •   May 26, 2019 20:39 -12

The Danish homeware retailer is set to launch 15 stores across Ireland, with the first opening in Naas, Co Kildare, in April this year. Further stores in Drogheda, Navan and Portlaoise are also confirmed to be operational before the end of summer.

W.S. Dennison will provide a combination of warehousing and logistics. Goods will be delivered directly from JYSK’s 700,000 sqft Danish distribution centre to one of W.S. Dennison’s strategically-located warehouses in Antrim (Northern Ireland) or Limerick (Republic of Ireland) for onward delivery throughout Ireland serving all Irish JYSK customers that choose to order online.

W.S. Dennison will be providing its “two-man, white glove” home delivery service to JYSK.ie customers, which includes delivery to room of choice, unpacking and positioning the item in the room. All packaging will be removed and disposed of in line with Irish waste regulations.

The company’s dedicated teams will handle all consolidation, home deliveries and reverse logistics on behalf of JYSK, including pre-arranged delivery slots, timed delivery windows and continuous customer communication throughout by its delivery agents. W.S. Dennison’s impressive first-time delivery success rate of 99.25% is an obvious attraction for JYSK.

W.S. Dennison, which celebrates 40 years in business this year, has established a reputation for reliability in the Irish marketplace and is also one of the few companies that can accommodate deliveries throughout the whole Island of Ireland. In particular, the company is widely regarded as the ‘Final Mile’ specialist in Ireland by offering full traceability and accountability from manufacturer/retailer to the end-user because it manages everything in-house, with no part of the supply chain sub-contracted.

W.S. Dennison’s track record in competently servicing the Irish region, as well as its robust Brexit strategy, made the operator a strong candidate when tendering for the contract.

Head of Retail for JYSK in Ireland Roni Tuominen said “We’re delighted to be able to offer a full suite of delivery options for Irish customers and our partnership with W.S Dennison for all online orders is an exciting one. As a company they have a lot of experience in this area which gives us great confidence in their ability to deliver an exceptionally high service”.

W.S. Dennison’s MD, William Dennison, added, “We’re proud to be selected to support a brand that has become synonymous within the furniture sector on a global scale. We are delighted to welcome JYSK to Ireland and are looking forward to growing and developing this relationship.

Because W.S. Dennison handles only furniture, its entire supply chain is designed solely to facilitate the transportation and storage of delicate and high value items. The new JYSK contract will add to the haulier’s existing volumes of moving 3,700 pieces of furniture and completing 500 home deliveries throughout Ireland per week.  

JYSK is an international chain of stores with Scandinavian roots that sells everything for the home. The first store opened in Denmark in 1979, and today JYSK has over 2,700 stores and 23,000 employees in 51 countries. In Germany and Austria the stores are called Dänisches Bettenlager – in the rest of the world JYSK. JYSK is a family owned company founded by the Danish tradesman Lars Larsen, who owns a number of companies with a total annual turnover of 4.25 billion EUR. JYSK's turnover is 3.577 billion EUR.

​Leading furniture logistics company, W.S. Dennison, has been awarded Irish logistics partner for international retail chain, JYSK, ahead of its launch in Ireland.

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DANISH GLOBAL HOME RETAIL BRAND, JYSK, TO OPEN 15 STORES IN IRELAND, WITH THE CREATION OF 200 JOBS

Press releases   •   May 26, 2019 20:36 -12

Today, JYSK looks to fill deputy store manager and sales assistant positions for its first four retail stores in Naas, Navan, Drogheda and Portlaoise. There are full time and part time positions available and interested applicants can apply via https://job.jysk.ie/. JYSK Group is known for its rapid expansion plans on entering a new market, and with this comes a robust employment strategy, which includes bonuses and many opportunities for career progression. JYSK will open an Irish head office in Dublin early in 2019 and will also fill approximately 10 roles in sales, marketing, human resources and finance over the next two years.

The Irish JYSK team will include Roni Tuominen, head of retail, and Jennifer Johnston, sales and marketing manager. As head of retail for JYSK in Ireland, Roni will build and create the Irish organisation. Roni’s expertise is built from nearly two decades’ experience in the retail sector in Finland, both at JYSK and retail chain, Clas Ohlson. Jennifer Johnston joins JYSK having previously spent time at eir, Snickers Workwear, and photography business, 3XM.

Commenting on the opening of JYSK in Ireland, Roni Tuominen, head of retail, said: ‘Ireland is a very important market for us, given the prominent position the retail industry holds in the country for employment and the economy. As a company, we focus on entering a new market each year, and we are excited that 2019 is the year we bring our brand to Ireland. We will open here with our latest concept stores and deliver exceptional quality products at great prices to Irish consumers.’

JYSK offers an extensive range of products for the home, from the bedroom to the garden, and at great prices. JYSK’s Scandinavian design ethic and stylish approach to interiors has made the brand known and loved across the world. The brand has also enjoyed a world-wide reputation for expertise and knowledge in sleeping culture, which continues to this day, offering everything from mattresses to frames and bases.

The first JYSK store will open in Ireland in Jigginstown, Naas, Co. Kildare in early April, 2019. Customers will be able to shop online in Ireland from Monday, 15th April 2019. For further information on JYSK, please visit www.jysk.com or join the conversation on Facebook

JYSK is an international chain of stores with Scandinavian roots that sells everything for the home. The first store opened in Denmark in 1979, and today JYSK has over 2,700 stores and 23,000 employees in 51 countries. In Germany and Austria the stores are called Dänisches Bettenlager – in the rest of the world JYSK. JYSK is owned by the Danish tradesman Lars Larsen, who owns a number of companies with a total annual turnover of 4.02 billion EUR. JYSK's turnover is 3.577 billion EUR.

Danish global home retail brand, JYSK, will open 15 stores across Ireland in the next two years, creating more than 200 jobs. Founded in Denmark in 1979 by Lars Larsen, over the past four decades JYSK has expanded to 51 countries with more than 2,700 stores worldwide employing 23,000 people. The first Irish store will open in Naas, Co. Kildare in April 2019.

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