The Gowan Group is a family-owned holding company directly controlling many successful trading companies as well as significant property holdings and financial investments in public and private companies in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the U.K. Founded in 1969 by the late Con Smith, the Group consists of a number of divisions;
Motor Distribution: The Group is the exclusive importer and distributor of Peugeot (since 1969), Honda (since 1984), Opel (since 2019), DS (since 2020), Citroen (April 2021) and FCA Brands (Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Fiat Professional) (December 2021) in Ireland through a strong network of dealers through the country. On 1 December 2021, the Group were delighted to be appointed the exclusive importer and distributor of the FCA Brands for Ireland (Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep and Alfa Romeo). The transaction came in the wake of the merger of car manufacturers PSA and FCA in early 2021, which created Stellantis, one of the World’s biggest car manufacturers with industrial operations in 30 countries and a commercial presence in 130 markets worldwide. Gowan now import a total of 8 Stellantis brands in Ireland.
Motor Retail: Motor retailing plays an important role in our continuing success story through our flagship state of the art premises at Gowan Navan Road, Dublin 15. Peugeot, Opel, DS and KIA cars and commercial vehicles are sold and serviced at Gowan Motors.
Kitchens: KAL Group is Ireland’s leading distributor and supporter of globally renowned brands for Ireland’s electrical and kitchen retail channels. Situated in state-of-the-art showrooms at Dublin’s Citywest (the largest showroom of its kind in Europe) KAL have created the perfect space to showcase its kitchen and consumer appliance brands. These include the exclusive distribution of globally recognised brands De Dietrich, Nordmende, KitchenAid, Shark/Ninja, Franke, Sharp, Nilfisk and Whirlpool among others.
Window and Door Manufacturing: Senator Windows was established in 1985 and acquired by the Group in November 2006. Senator is the market leading Aluminium, Aluclad, Timber and PVC window and door manufacturer in Ireland. Senator offer a full range of energy and security rated windows, doors and conservatories. In 2016, Senator Windows became the first company in its industry to achieve the ISO9001:2015 standard demonstrating commitment to offering products and services of consistently good quality.
Property/Investment: The Group maintains a significant portfolio of Equity investments in Ireland, UK, Europe and Internationally as well as a separate Property Division.
The Gowan Group is a dynamic group always striving for success and a high level of achievement. Since its foundation, the Gowan Group has enjoyed consistent success. This is due not only to the quality of our products but also to the vitality and enthusiasm of our distributor network.
The success of the Gowan Group has been built on a policy of rigorous professionalism and attention to our stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders. We are dedicated to each of our companies being recognised as a business of integrity, handling quality products and offering the best value to our customers and backed by the guarantee of one of Ireland’s largest private Groups.