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22 Aug 2017

Maxol Clonakilty Brings Employment Total to 35 with €500,000 Investment

Caption: Pictured at the newly refurbished station at Maxol, Western Road, Clonakilty were, lr CEO of the Maxol Group Brian Donaldson and licensee Maxol, Western Road Clonakilty, Shane Cantillon.

Maxol, Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer is pleased to welcome three new eateries to Maxol, Western Road, Clonakilty. The latest additions to the station are Abrakebabra, Bagel Factory and O’Brien’s Sandwich Café to complement Maxol’s own Moreish deli in-store.

The recently refurbished Maxol station follows an investment of €500,000 with the creation of 15 new jobs, which has been a boost to the local area, and will bring total employment to 35 at Maxol,Clonakilty.

The newly refurbished station provides customers with a large comfortable seating area, modern restroom facilities, and includes improved wheelchair accessibility features.

Maxol customers can choose from a wide variety of food and beverage options, which include an array of coffees, juices, freshly cut sandwiches, bagels, salads, burgers and kebabs.

The station is operated by licensee Shane Cantillon who said:

“This is a really exciting time for Maxol Clonakilty with this investment bringing 15 new jobs to the Service Station along with three new food and beverage offerings to our customers.  At MaxolClonakilty, our customers are at the forefront of our plans, and it is essential for us to consistently meet our customers’ needs. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the site’s recent developments; we really look forward to welcoming regular and new faces to our state of the art refurbished station at Maxol Clonakility”.

Brian Donaldson, CEO said:

“This recent investment of €500,000 in Maxol Clonakilty is part of an overall focus on customers with the refurbishment of nine stations throughout the Maxol network over the last twelve months.Along with our own Moreish deli, we are working hard to provide our customers with even greater choice to meet their ever-demanding lifestyles in a modern and welcoming environment.  Our aim is to offer our customers first class friendly service, a great forecourt experience, and a choice of food franchises serving a range of delicious meals and snacks.”

Further onsite facilities include two top spec manual and automatic car washes, billpay facilities, a convenience shop and full off-licence.


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About the Maxol Group

The Maxol Group was established in 1920 by William McMullan.  The 4th generation of the family are Company Directors.

Maxol makes a significant contribution to the economy on both sides of the border and markets a comprehensive range of oil and petroleum products to the Irish Market, through their Retail, Fuel Card and Lubricants divisions.
The Maxol Group had an annual turnover of €551m in 2016.
The company employs directly and indirectly more than 1,000 people across the island of Ireland.
Maxol has been investing and expanding in recent years and currently has a network of 234 service stations, of which 115 are company owned.
The new food brand Moreish – Fresh Food at Maxol was launched in 2014 and is currently in 31Maxol service stations and growing.  It won ‘Best Oil Company Initiative’ at Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards 2015.
Maxol was voted the most reputable oil company in Ireland for four consecutive years between 2012 to 2015 by Corporate Reputations independent survey.
Maxol M3 Mulhuddart Services in south Dublin won ‘Best Forecourt in Ireland’ at Irelands Forecourt & Convenience Awards 2016.

Maxol M3 Mulhuddart Services received Large Format Honourable Mention at the International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards 2017.

About the AIL Group

Feeding the nation for nearly four decades, the latest offering from the AIL Group will allow customers to sit back, relax and embrace the ‘Oasis of Taste’ choosing from the groups instantly recognizable brands on offer including Abrakebabra, Bagel Factory and O’ Briens Sandwich Café. ‘The Oasis of Taste’ which won Irish Franchise Award for Best Pilot Franchise Model this past May, offers an unrivalled diversity of quality food for every age group. The model encourages customers to refresh and refuel (car and body!). Annually 8 million people enjoy the quality food available from the three AIL brands.

Over 1.2m bagels sold in Bagel Factory nationwide and 14m coffee beans used annually.
100m Abrakebabra customers since 1982 (celebrating 35 years in business this year)
5m sandwiches from O’Briens Sandwich Café’s, 800,000 bowls of soup annually