castlecool sm

Castlecool was founded in 1994 by current MD and owner, Paul Shortt and is Ireland’s largest independent temperature controlled Logistics Company with two facilities in Co. Monaghan. The company has been a Deloitte Best Managed Company in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and their services are designed primarily for the food industry and include temperature controlled storage, national and international distribution, blast freezing, order picking, back office support and many more value added services.

Castlecool’s first 20,000 sq ft facility was built in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan in 1994, due to the high concentration of world class food manufacturers in the county. After four years in operation the storage capacity was doubled in the Castleblayney site and in 2006, Castlecool acquired the Lough Egish Food & Business Park, giving the company an overall capacity of 250,000 sq ft of temperature controlled storage and processing space.

The Lough Egish Food and Business Park has been designed with the specific needs of the island of Ireland’s food industry in mind. The 60 acre site boasts all the services food manufacturers require, such as potable water supply, its own on-site electricity supply substation, piped natural gas and an effluent treatment system more than capable of handling all the needs of occupants.

‘The idea of the Lough Egish Food Park is to build on the well established food and agri industry in Monaghan and create a centre of food excellence in the country. The park provides centralised services that allow companies to reduce their setup and running costs and focus on what they do best,’ said Paul. ‘One of the many benefits of basing our facilities in Co. Monaghan is the proximity to some of the largest and most progressive food processors and manufacturers in the country. Coupled with that is the wealth of knowledge of our employees, many of whom have worked in the food industry their entire lives.’ says Paul.

With distribution around Ireland and the UK at the heart of growth for the company, being based in Monaghan is ideal. ‘The infrastructure surrounding our facilities gives us unrivalled access to the main areas of population along the east coast, as well as a number of shipping options to the UK. We are one hour from Dublin, Belfast and Larne which gives us the flexibility to adapt to our customers requirements and ensure our deliveries make it to the UK’.                       

With continuous levels of growth in the food industry and export orientated business on the rise, Castlecool are focusing more on developing their customer base in the county and bringing their high standard supply chain solutions to the next stage.


Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
Opening hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm (Monday to Friday)
Tel: +353 42 9749 100
Fax: +353 42 9749 099
Sales Enquiries: +353 87 906 1919