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Febvre Wines

Febvre is one of the main wine importers and distributors in Ireland, with an annual turnover of more than €50m. Its history stretches back almost 50 years. In 1963, Emile and Brenda Alken took over a small wine brokerage in Ireland from M. Louis Febvre, a Parisian who was retiring back to France. Their sons later joined them in the business. The company supplies wines to hotels and restaurants, pubs and bistros, wine merchants, supermarkets, airlines and duty free. In 2014, the Isle of Man-based investment firm Padmore Ltd became the majority shareholder of the business in a deal that included Paul Sapin, Febvre’s subsidiary in France, which supplies over 30 countries worldwide. Former directors Anthony and Gregory Alken resigned and left the business.

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By Turnover

(€48.9 million)

By Employees

(123)
667th in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 123
  • €48.9 million

Employees

  • James Bradley CEO/Managing Director

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