The incredible ‘Bulk’ store

New (and improved) North Belfast branch location for Century Electrical Wholesale LTD (CEW)…

L-R Ciaran Kennedy, Matty McCleery, Malcolm Black, Jim McDonald, Ryan McCleery with Branch Manager David McCandless.

Century Electrical Wholesale Ltd may be Northern Ireland’s leading independent electrical wholesaler, but the company refuses to rest on its laurels.

Always on the lookout for ways to stay ahead of the game and exceed customer expectations, CEW has relocated its north Belfast branch from Dargan to an extensive new warehouse facility at Unit 13, Duncrue Industrial Estate.

“After two decades at the forefront of the industry here in Northern Ireland, we are delighted to announce to our customer base the opening of a new bulk warehouse,” said Century Electrical Wholesale’s Managing Director, Colin Donnelly. “The relocation to our new warehouse at Duncrue enables us to carry stock levels in excess of £2m and to meet all our customers’ needs.”

At the helm of the new operation in north Belfast will be Branch Manager David McCandless. David’s extensive experience in the electrical industry, allied to that of Malcolm Black who will manage the Bulk Store, ensures a seamless transition from Dargan (the previous north Belfast branch one mile away) to Duncrue and a new industry hub guaranteed to benefit contractors, tradesmen, and the general public. Duncrue will also be home to CEW’s Specialist Cable Division. The creation of this new department has afforded the opportunity to purchase products such as Tri-rated panel wire, (stocking up to 120mm) H07RN-F rubber flexes, and other specialist cables at highly- competitive prices. Those savings can then be passed on to the customer.

It’s a continuation of a policy of competitive pricing dating back to Century Electrical Wholesale’s origins, and more specifically when it joined AWEBB back in 2004. The Association of Electrical Bulk Buyers is a consortium with 180 branches throughout the UK & Ireland. With purchasing power in excess of £200m, it has played a major role in CEW’s progression.

Century Electrical Wholesale Ltd, with a seven-strong network of branches across Northern Ireland, is also part of a national group comprising National Electrical Wholesale (Republic
of Ireland) and NEW Electrical Distributors (England). As a collective the total number of branches is an impressive 15.

The Specialist Cable Division also offers a cable cutting service, courtesy of a new cable rack filled with Armoured and Tuff-wire cable.

Looking to the future: 

Another strength of Century Electrical Wholesale’s new north Belfast branch is its – to borrow from a popular television show – location, location, location!

Situated just off the M2 motorway at the Fort William Road junction, and just one mile from Belfast city centre, the Duncrue Industrial Estate’s proximity to the main road network brings the vast majority of the Province into reach for outward deliveries by driver David McGarvey. It’s one of the reasons why Century can offer same day delivery on orders placed before 10am.

In addition to accessibility, the sheer size of the new north Belfast branch all but guarantees that whatever product you require, it will be on the shelves and on hand. All the big brands are represented, plus CEW exclusives such as PlusHeat Infrared Heating Technology, PlusRad electrical radiators, PlusSwitch, and Salus Controls.

Matty McCleery may well be your first point of contact at the all-new trade counter, and he, or other north Belfast staff members – Ryan McCleery (Internal Sales), Ciaran Kennedy (Internal Sales) Jim MacDonald (Branch Connect), and Kyle Ireland (Electrical Placement Student) – will be only too glad to help in any way they can. After all, CEW has always prided itself on the highest levels of customer service.

The north Belfast branch is open Monday to Friday 7am – 5pm, and on Saturday mornings from 9am until 12 noon. Complimentary tea and coffee is available and special morning breakfast events will be scheduled regularly throughout the year.
“Over the past 12-months Century Electrical Wholesale has been proactively looking to the future, making strategic investments to stay at the forefront of a highly-competitive market,”

Managing Director Colin Donnelly added. “As we continue to look for new business prospects in Northern Ireland, and ways to improve the provision to our customers, can I take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We look forward to the next chapter.”