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We believe passionately in the power of good food in bringing people together and try and hold to the same values since 1945.

From the simple dream of a small Fishmongers shop and one man’s entrepreneurial spirit, we have grown to become the largest family-operated Foodservice distributor in Ireland.

Whilst the industry has evolved and changed we have always aimed to adapt, grow and be at the cutting edge of all innovative technologies and leading it into new and more efficient ways of doing business. Yet, amidst all of these changes, our values have remained the same as those of the 50-year-old entrepreneur who started it all: hard work, service and integrity.

1951
Bobby Lynas standing on the deck of a fishing boat

Humble beginnings

Bobby Lynas’s first shop, a small fishmongers shop in Coleraine in Brook Street. One of the bestselling items were Mrs Lynas's famous fishcakes with a record sales day of over 1,200!

1955
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First fishing boats

Bobby had a love of fishing boats and over a number of years procured boats built in Portrush, Malahide and Scotland.

1958
Norman Lynas, an unidentified woman and Bobby Lynas stading on the deck of a fishing boat

Norman Lynas joins the business

Bobby’s son Norman joined the business aged 16 due to Bobby suffering a heart attack.

1985
4 white lorries in a row

The first frozen fleet

Norman moves the business into frozen food selling fish, burgers and chips as his first product lines.

1991
A group of people standing behind a display stand

New premises as the business expands

The business moves to a new industrial estate. Turnover is around £7 million.

1995
A balcony view of a large trade show

IFEX Food show

The business is involved in trade shows to continue to grow sales.

1999
The original Lynas Food Service logo

Lynas Foodservice is born

Business changes its name to Lynas Foodservice. The business joins Caterforce buying group as it continues to diversify from Frozen Foods. Turnover is £15 million.

2004
A logo in the style of a crest with a bull's head and banners

Move into the butchery business

Norman’s son Andrew joins the business. The business develops a brand new butchery offering called Causeway Prime.

2008
A 40 foot lorry with Lynas Food Service livery

Dublin expansion

The business opens its first cross-dock for its Southern Ireland business. Turnover is £48 million.

2012
Aghadowey Food Service

AFS acquired

The business buys Aghadowey Foodservices to improve its ambient and bakery offering.

2013
A couple of shoppers looking at large glass cabinets

The first Lynas Food Outlet

The business opens it first Food Outlet in Coleraine.

2014
A blurry photo of a forklift in a warehouse

New extension and technology

A new extension and state of the art picking system is installed creating greater accuracy and capacity.

2015
The entrance to the Belfast outlet at dusk

Second Food Outlet opens

The business opens its 2nd Food Outlet in Belfast.

2015
New Lynas logo

New brand launched

Lynas foodservice launches its new brand. Turnover is over £100 million.

2016
Newry Outlet

Derry/Londonderry and Newry Outlets opened

The business opens it first Food Outlets in Derry/Londonderry Newry.

2017
Lynas Scotland

Lynas launch operations in Scotland

Lynas foodservice begins operations in Scotland.