Apex Controls


Apex Controls Ltd was formed in February 1998 by Gerry Smith and Eamon Norton with a brief to deal with all aspects of industrial and commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and catering equipment. Since then the company has experienced considerable growth and has a customer base spread throughout Connaught, Ulster and Leinster.

Apex Controls deal with all aspects of commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning and catering equipment.

Twenty per cent of our business is in the Heatpump/Airconditioning sector. Mitsubishi units have been installed for such high profile customers such as Abbott Diagnostic, Sligo, Xsil, Pearse St, Dublin, Toycity Longford/Athlone/Galway to name but a few.

Ninety percent of our customers are on a service maintenance contract basis. We guarantee a twenty four hour, seven day back up service unequaled in the area. Our Engineers are all highly skilled and motivated and there is major emphasis placed on the training of our apprentices.

Installations for some of these groups are Daybreak Boyle Co. Roscommon, Mace, Ballintogher, Mace Mail Coach Road Sligo, Spar, Buncrana Co. Donegal, Spar, Longford, Spar, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Londis, Mountcharles, Co. Donegal, Mace, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim and Vivo, Killybegs, Co. Donegal.

We have 15 full time service vans on the road, each van is fully equipped and stocked to deal with any breakdown, resulting in less down time for sales plus reducing the odds for stock loss. We have Engineers based in Longford, Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim, Donegal, Galway and Dublin.

Our service office has the latest technology in monitoring systems, where we are able to monitor temperatures and refrigeration plant for our customers via a PC and a modem.

This 24 hour surveillance allows us to check refrigeration plant and rectify certain problems in the store or factory without ever leaving the office.

We have built up a strong relationship with a number of American multinationals in the area, some of whom are involved in the pharmaceutical industry.

We have contracts with Companies such as Abbotts Laboratories – (Sligo,Cavan, Donegal, and Longford), Fort Dodge Laboratories, B-Braun Hospicare, Ansa Med, Hospira and Ballina Beverages. Here we are involved with the installation and maintenance of such items as high & low temp. Coldrooms, Cleaning Rooms, Water Chillers, Air Driers, Mitsubishi Heat Pump Systems and Ultra Low Freezers (-80oc).

In June 2002, we purchased a new 12,000sqft office and storage facility in Cleveragh Business Centre, Sligo which enables us to stock a wide range of equipment for all strands of our business.

In July 2006, Apex Controls Ltd bought out John Keegan Refrigeration Services who is the main beer cooling installer/servicer in the north west of Ireland, John is now a Director of Apex Controls Ltd and deals exclusively with the hospitality sector.

In June 2008, Apex Controls Ltd bought out Totalshopfitters, Letterkenny. This company deals with the complete fit out of shops, restaurants and coffee shops.

Recent installations in carried out by Apex Controls Ltd are:

  • Subway, Longford
  • Durkans Bar & Restaurant, Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon
  • Innishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
  • Castledargon Hotel, Sligo
  • Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co. Mayo
  • Hospira, Finisklin Ind Est, Sligo
  • Ballyliffin Hotel, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
  • Mulreanys Pharmacy, Sligo
  • CBE, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
  • River Island, Arnotts, Henry St, Dublin 2
  • The Glasshouse, Hyde Bridge, Sligo
  • Velvet Rooms, Bridge Street, Sligo
  • Mulleadys Waste, Drumlish, Co. Longford
  • Toycity/Easons, Longford, Galway, Athlone, Roscommon
  • Tilesavers, Naas, Co. Kildare
  • King & Moffit, Sligo Rd, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
  • Crossans Electrical, Main St, Longford
  • Martin Reilly Motors, Carraroe, Sligo
  • Revenue Commissioners, Cranmore Rd, Sligo
  • Leitrim Village Marina, Leitrim Village
  • PV Fallons, Ballymahon St, Longford
  • Pier Head Hotel, Mullaghamore, Co. Sligo

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