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150 years of Sisk

Sicon-Sisk Group is a large diversified family owned business. Established in 1859 by John Sisk in his native Cork it is as builders and contractors that the founder and subsequent generations have primarily built their reputation in business. However over the past 50 years the group has grown and diversified into stone products, architectural cladding and glazing, distributor for handtools, garden equipment and home entertainment systems, healthcare products and property development.
This website has been created to capture some of the history of the group and communicate some of the events and activities which are being conducted as part of the anniversary commemorations.

The companies which make up the Sisk Group are;

John Sisk & Son Ltd (Ireland) – the largest construction company in Ireland
John Sisk & Son Ltd (UK) – a medium sized UK construction company

Origo – a white and brown goods distributor with brands such as Bosch, Stihl, Blaupunkt, Skil, Viking and Toshiba TV’s

Stone Developments – is a leading producer and supplier of Irish limestone to the Irish, British and European markets. It operates quarries in Carlow and Kilkenny in Ireland and has production facilities in both Ireland and Belgium. The Stone Developments group of companies has limestone sales and marketing offices in Ireland, UK and in Belgium, through its wholly owned Belgian subsidiary, Erinstone.

In addition to its limestone business, Stone Developments is a leading stone cladding contractor in Ireland supplying and fixing Irish and international sourced natural stone.

Korine is a property investment company with a portfolio in Ireland, UK & Europe

Williaam Cox – a 50/50 joint venture with CRH. Cox is a provider of Glass Architectural Glazing as well as Thermo-plastics to various industries

M.E.D. Surgical is a medical device distribution company focused on the Operating theatre. It joined the Sisk Group in March ’06.

Cardiac Services Group is a leading supplier of therapeutic and diagnostic equipment in Ireland and the UK. Cardiac joined the Group in August ’06. The Group acquired Beaver Medical in March 07.

TEKNO Surgical is the leading supplier of Orthopaedics , Aesthetics and Surgical Products in Ireland. It joined the group in January ‘07.

Synapse – Synapse Medical supplies equipment for Cardiology, Endovascular and Neuroradiology. Founded in 1998 and represents 15 healthcare principals. The acquisition was completed in July 2007.