Our Heritage

Origo, formerly known as Beaver Distribution, is a member of the Sisk Group and started life in 1954 as the LMC Company. The company’s main activity, which was the importation and distribution of heavy construction equipment together with ancillary activities, changed dramatically in the mid 1950’s. Mr John Sisk Senior purchased a quantity of Bosch Power Tools for his workers at an exhibition in Cologne in 1953. A representative from Bosch subsequently visited Mr. Sisk and the LMC Company was offered the distributorship for Bosch Power Tools for the Irish Market. As a result of the substantial growth of the Bosch Power Tool business, the company decided to change the name from LMC Company to Beaver Distribution in 1960. This name came from the road their original offices were located in Beaver Row in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

In the early 1970’s we extended our portfolio by adding further products from the Robert Bosch range. Bosch Consumer Appliances, Bosch Automotive products and the Bosch owned Blaupunkt Car Audio brand were added to the portfolio. In 1999 Origo acquired Delta Distributors ltd who held exclusive distribution rights for Stihl Garden equipment namely chainsaws and concrete cutting saws and Viking Garden machinery. In 2002 in order to facilitate planned growth, both from within the existing internal divisions and also from further suitable acquisitions we began construction of a state of the art distribution facility at Magna Business Park in City West, Dublin and the move to the new premises took place in September 2003. Another highlight was the re-branding of the company in January 2006. The decision was made to change the name from Beaver Distribution to Origo. Origo is the Latin word for ‘source’ and became a symbol for the new company strategy.

From its small beginnings almost 50 years ago the company has grown dramatically. ORIGO is now a major player in the Irish market place, encompassing a diverse range of products from consumer appliances through to power tools, lawn and garden, construction power tools and automotive parts.