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: Gowan Auto, the Motor Division of the Gowan Group, has established itself as a pivotal player in the automotive industry. It proudly serves as the exclusive importer of 9 automotive brands, vehicles and spare parts in the Republic of Ireland. (Alfa Romeo, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Honda, Jeep, Opel, and Peugeot). The official opening of the new Gowan Auto state of the art facility in September 2023 represented a major milestone in Gowan Group’s journey and further solidifies its presence in the automotive sector. By bringing together the operations of 9 exclusive automotive brands under one roof, Gowan Auto aims to streamline operations, enhance customer experiences, and continue delivering high-quality vehicles and spare parts to the Irish market.
Kitchens: Gowan Home 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) Gowan Home 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, TCL, KitchenAid, Shark/Ninja, Franke, Sharp 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.