RSL’s founder Gerry McDonagh (left) receives the special 50-year award from Bitzer UK’s Kevin Glass

IRELAND: Bitzer has marked 50 years partnership with refrigeration wholesaler RSL Ireland with a special presentation during RSL’s current roadshow.

Bitzer UK MD Kevin Glass presented RSL’s founder Gerry McDonagh with a polished glass commemorative diamond, engraved with the Bitzer and RSL 50-year anniversary logo, and an inscription reading, “In recognition of our 50-year partnership.”

RSL has represented Bitzer in Ireland since 1967, when Gerry McDonagh established the company after leaving university. Since then, RSL Ireland has grown to become a leader in the wholesale supply of refrigeration, air conditioning and allied equipment, to the industrial and commercial sectors.

Since being established in Dublin, RSL has expanded significantly with branches in Galway, Cork and Belfast. Its UK sister company, Refrigeration Spares Ltd, which also distributes Bitzer products, was founded in 1946 and has depots in London, Exeter, Manchester, Coventry and Glasgow.

Gerry McDonagh said: “One of the key’s to our success is that we only work with reliable, technically advanced manufacturers in the different industry sectors. In our 50 years of business we have established very close relationships with our selected suppliers. We are proud to have represented Bitzer for half a century since we first began trading.”

“Our 50-year partnership with RSL Ireland is one of the longest and most successful distributor-manufacturer relationships in the industry, and certainly the longest within the Bitzer organisation,” said Kevin Glass.

The Dublin event marked the beginning of RSL Ireland’s 50-year-anniversary roadshow, which is touring key locations across Ireland over the coming days. Future events are taking place in Galway and Cork.

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