About JBS Group

  • 1944

James Boylan Safety Ltd opens its doors in North County Monaghan, Ireland as manufacturers of high quality work
shoes and boots.


  • 2000

JBS wins the exclusive contract to supply Irish government and semi state bodies with all PPE and Workwear requirements.


  • 2003

JBS achieves certification for ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental), OSHA 18001 (Health & Safety) standards.


  • 2005

JBS becomes the largest PPE/Workwear distributor in Ireland. JBS moves to purpose-built 30,000 sq ft HQ in Milltown Business Park, Monaghan.

JBS acquires DL Safety Ltd. (Cork-based PPE distributor to construction industry).

JBS acquires Glendermott Universal (Derry-based workwear & janitorial distributor to blue chip multinationals).


  • 2006

JBS acquires W J Nelson & Sons Ltd. (Belfast-based workwear distributor to Belfast industry and NI Government departments).

JBS is instrumental in founding www.educo.ie – Irish registered charity giving education to underprivileged children.


  • 2007

JBS acquires Vard Ltd (Dublin-based uniforms and corporate clothing tailors, with fitting expertise).


  • 2009

JBS wins major contract to measure and fit, make and supply all officer uniforms for An Garda Siochana (Irish police force, with 14,000+ officers).


  • 2013

JBS acquires the Wenaas UK. (Aberdeen-based workwear supplier to Oil & Gas sector).


  • 2015

JBS secures the contract for supplying and managing the uniforms for Aer Lingus. This is now the largest online uniform management contact in Ireland.


  • 2016

JBS acquires Approved Safety Products Ltd (Sheffield-based workwear supplier to the steel and mining sectors)

JBS acquires Romar Innovate Ltd. (Whitehaven–based PPE supplier and manufacturer of containment products to the nuclear industry).


  • 2017

JBS acquires the business of SBA Ltd. (Leicester-based supplier of industrial consumables and PPE to the utilities sector).

JBS acquires W.C Willis & Co Ltd. (Glasgow-based supplier of PPE and Workwear to energy utilities).


  • 2018

JBS becomes Carbon (CO2) and Climate Neutral, recognising our commitment to ISO 14001 accreditation.