To say that GT Phelan Ltd and Toshiba are synonymous with one another is an understatement. In fact, GTPhelan first began promoting the Toshiba brand in Ireland during 1981. Since then, the company has been the sole distributor of Toshiba in Ireland, making it the longest serving distributor of Toshiba in Europe.
Gerry was undoubtedly instrumental in establishing and spearheading the company's early growth but his sons have been very much an integral part of its expansion and development in recent years.
All are directors of the company and, while they work very closely on strategic matters, day-to-day responsibilities are reflected in their respective titles. Rodney is Managing Director; Derek is Sales & Marketing Director; and Kevin is Operations & Service Director.
Professionalism and meticulous attention to the smallest of details set GT Phelan apart from the competition from the outset. That philosophy — coupled with sincerity, integrity and a sense of fair play — made for long-standing trading relationships which continue to this day. Whether it is a key supplier such as Toshiba, or one of its extensive list of blue-chip client companies, GT Phelan is seen as a genuine trading partner.
GT Phelan is every bit a service provider as much as a product supplier, the critical objective being to precisely identify the clients requirement and then to devise the most appropriate, efficient, and cost-effective solution.
GT Phelan is one of the few independent companies left who were instrumental in introducing air conditioning to Ireland back in the early 1980s. Down through the last two decades in particular it has played a major role in developing and shaping what was originally an insignificant market segment into the multi-million euro business it represents today.
That said, GT Phelan is not content to sit back and bask in past successes and achievements. The focus is very much on the future, on bringing to the marketplace the innovative and technologically-advanced products continuously coming on stream from Toshiba.
Kevin, Rodney & Derek Phelan
The management team is dynamic and pro-active. It is not content to merely supply products as they become available, but actively engages with the product development team in Toshiba to ensure that its clients' needs, and anticipated needs, are catered for within the product development programme.
In essence, GT Phelan brings all the benefits and massive resources of Toshiba to bear when using its own considerable experience and expertise to devise tailor-made solutions for the conditions which prevail in Ireland.
GT Phelan are members of the Small Firms Association (SFA) and are also affiliate members of the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland (RECI)