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Febvre Wines

Febvre is one of the main wine importers and distributors in Ireland. 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.

Financial Data

  • 31st Dec 19 Source: CRO
    • €18.6 million turnover
    • €0.1 million profit
    • 37 employees
  • 31st Dec 18 Source: Estimated
    • €20 million turnover
    • 45 employees


By Turnover

(€18.6 million)

By Employees

891st in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 37
  • €18.6 million


  • Liz Coogan CEO/Managing Director

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