Kellihers and CT Electric – meeting Ireland’s electrical supply needs

From humble beginnings in Tralee, Co. Kerry, this local Irish company has grown steadily to become Ireland’s leading electrical wholesale chain, with 21 branches across the country. While that growth is impressive, Kellihers and CT Electric prides itself on its local roots, and is committed to local customer service across its nationwide branch network.

Local Service, Global Value
Kellihers is uniquely positioned in the Irish market to offer the best value to Ireland’s Electrical trade. In 2006, the business became part of the Rexel Group – a global leader in the electrical supply industry with more than 2,200 branches spanning 38 countries worldwide. Kellihers brings that global scale to the Irish market, sourcing the best electrical products from around the world, and negotiating competitive prices for customers. “Being part of such a reputable and global multinational positions Kellihers strongly in the Irish marketplace,” said Kellihers Marketing Manager, Brian Sugrue. “It allows us to leverage economies of scale to negotiate the best price with suppliers, and we can pass those savings on to our customers, offering them competitive pricing and outstanding value for money.”

Lighting Up The Industry
Lighting is a big part of Kellihers’ business, and the company offers customers much more than just a comprehensive range of products from leading lighting manufacturers like Philips, Robus LED Group, LUG Light Factory, NVC, Ansell, OMS and Disano/Fosnova. A specialist team of lighting professionals is on hand to help you choose the ideal lighting solution for your project. Kellihers even offers customers professional lighting design service, for free. “Our in-house lighting design team, with CAD designer Declan, can design and specify the best lighting needs,” explained Brian. “This entails checking to see how many and what type of fittings would be required to light a certain space to conform with best practice and meet any regulations relating to the intended use of that space. “We also have a dedicated panel building unit who can design and build electrical panels to meet the clients’ requirements.”

Connectivity And Security
Data and security are two other key areas where Kellihers is committed to delivering all- round service to its customers. Working with leading suppliers like Gigamedia (exclusive to Kellihers) and Nexans, Kellihers offers bespoke services such as containment, a full range of connectivity, data cabs, CCTV (IP/AHD), access control, fibre to the antenna, active devices plus a full design and supply service across Ireland. Kellihers has a dedicated team of data and security specialists on hand to help customers choose the right data and security solutions for their needs.

Energy Solutions
Renewable energy is a burgeoning sector of the electrical supply industry, and Kellihers is rising to the renewable challenge through its dedicated renewable energy division, Rexel Energy Solutions Ireland. Rexel Energy Solutions specialises in a comprehensive range of solar Photovoltaic (PV) solutions, energy efficiency products, electric vehicle charging and efficient electric heating solutions. These renewable energy solutions, along with advice and guidance on renewable energy systems, are available nationwide through the Kellihers and CT Electric branch network. Customers can even see solar PV systems in action at the Cork branch on the Tramore Road that has 48 solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels covering over 80 square metres installed.

If there’s one certainty in the electrical supply industry it’s that it will continue its rapid pace of change. Brian emphasises Kellihers’ and CT Electrics’ commitment to keep pace with that change, evolving to meet customers’ needs today and into the future. “We like to combine the fact that we are a local Irish business with all the benefits and reassurances that come with being part of a truly global electrical product supply group,” he said. “We take real pride in our ability to meet the electrical product supply needs of everyone from major industry players to independent contractors, and we look forward to continuing this for many years to come!”

Connectivity & Security Contacts
Michael O’Neill – – T: 00353 (0) 87 182 0598
David Thomas – – T: 00353 (0) 87 960 1204
Valerie McHugh – – T: 00353 (0) 87 249 4282

Energy Solutions Contact
Damien Phillips – – T: 00353 (0) 87 3747359

Lighting Contacts
Ed Mortell – – T: 00353 (0) 86 8345416
Paul Scannell – – T: 00353 (0) 86 8049464
Damien Cullen – – T: 00353 (0) 87 1374046
Mike Devine – – T: 00353 (0) 86 854 5660