US dental group establishes logistics centre in Ireland

American dental group Young Innovations has established a new logistics centre in Ireland. The Dungarvan site will become a hub for international trade and the European market.

“The excellent infrastructure allows us to expand the product range and deliver faster, which are ideal conditions for optimal support of our customers,” said Frank Whyte, Vice President and Managing Director of Young International, at the opening ceremony.

The Group’s Microbrush brand has been present locally for 25 years. The branch was initially used as a factory and later as a warehouse. Since 2014, the premises and the portfolio have been steadily expanded and other brands have been added, like Young Dental, American Eagle Instruments, Pro-Matrix, Pro-Tip, Crystal Tips, Zooby and Denticator.

The continuous growth required the expansion of capacity. The warehouse was enlarged and all buildings completely renovated. A reception area, new offices, a conference centre and a canteen were added to the site

Young Innovations’ extensive portfolio can now be fully mapped and the diverse requirements for storing the high-quality goods are also easily met. Modern technology and software make inventory transparent and speed up delivery to clinics and practices at home and abroad.

Frank Whyte thanked the energetic team as well as the previous General Manager, Mary O’Keeffe, who had been with Microbrush since 1998 and has now retired. Cormac Johnston was introduced as the new General Manager for Ireland. The senior professional brings to the position many years of experience in quality and process management at international companies in the healthcare and biotech industries.

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