Introducing International Tool Industries (I.T.I)
Monbatt Ltd.was established in 1996 by Gary Larkin (Aged 21), based in his hometown, Brandrum, Co. Monaghan.
Having worked in his father’s auto electrical business and being inspired by the volume of batteries required in the Irish marketplace, he decided to form his own wholesale distribution company of automotive starter batteries.
Now 23 years later, Monbatt have become the single biggest wholesaler of batteries in Ireland, with a market share of 35%, promoting brands such as Bosch, Fiamm and Dagenite…
Adding to Gary’s foresight, he decided 5 years ago to add a full range of automotive lubricants, to suit all vehicle requirements, from passenger cars, to commercial truck and all agricultural applications. Pioneering the sales with the approved manufacturers brand GULF and supported by a very successful private brand LUBEX. Now achieving sales in excess of two million litres per year and growing steadily.
In late 2017, Gary and his sales/marketing team took a view that the automotive industry was changing, due to electric vehicles coming on stream. Even though this transition in technology is between five and ten years away, it was agreed collectively that we, the company need to diversify and look at another product or industry, to protect our future presence in business. Surprisingly in early 2018 we were approached by a hand tool manufacturer, looking for a distribution partner for their extensive range of highquality tools, accessories and painting products, in Ireland.
FF GROUP TOOL INDUSTRIES, a company that has 40 years experience in manufacturing and selling tools, throughout Europe, based in Athens Greece, made the agreement official in June 2018 with Monbatt/ ITI.
We then prepared to stock out a 20,000 sq ft purpose built warehouse in Monaghan, Ireland, now stocking 6,000+ part numbers with an investment of in excess of €500K. The success of having a 98% pick rate, offering next day delivery nationwide, has allowed us to achieve substantial sales with a strong list of dedicated customers. Our focus is to become the number one tool supplier in Ireland and have prepared a three to five year plan on achieving our ultimate goal, with our three strong, highly qualified sales team.
Our Mission Statement
“The key to success in any business,
is having the determination to succeed”