About Carbery Plastics Limited

Carbery Plastics Limited was originally established in 1977 by the McCarthy family outside Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Nearly 40 years later, Carbery has grown significantly. Today, whilst Carbery is an undisputed Irish and European leader within its chosen markets, it still remains an independently owned and managed business.The McCarthy family continue to be actively involved in Carbery's day to day operations and continued to serve the business as company directors.  

Early Beginnings

Carbery originally specialised in the manufacture of rotationally moulded, plastic products for agricultural applications. Manufactured products were initially supplied primarily to customers within Munster, southern Leinster and Connacht. However, by the mid 1980s, a growing product range accompanied by growing sales, required Carbery to relocate to larger premises in the Clogheen area of Clonakilty, where today it remains a significant employer.

In 1985, Carbery launched its first plastic storage tank, entering a market sector which was to grow in importance and significance for the company over subsequent decades. At the time, a plastic tank was something of a novelty. However, Carbery tanks quickly established themselves as an environmentally responsible alternative to old-fashioned steel tanks in Ireland, and were to spearhead Carbery’s expansion into the UK. The remainder of the decade saw Carbery continue to grow, to invest and to expand as the business developed a strong presence across Ireland and made its first inroads into the British market.


The 1990s saw Carbery go from strength to strength, with further investments in new technology and production processes. Significant investments were made in new rotational moulding machinery together with material processing and handling equipment, to ensure that as the new millennium approached, Carbery was ideally placed to capitalise upon new market opportunities. The company also continued to diversify its product base with the introduction of recycling banks. Today, Carbery recycling banks can be found not just across Ireland and the UK, but in many European towns and cities too.

Continued Growth

Carbery 6000FPP Fuel PointCarbery entered the twenty first century, strongly positioned within its chosen market sectors. However, recognising that you don’t stay ahead by standing still, the business continued to invest in new products and technologies. Computer Aided Design (CAD) software was introduced, dramatically reducing product development time, alongside Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for product testing purposes. A range of environmentally preferred, integrally bunded heating oil tanks was also introduced. Such was the success of the new range, that it was quickly followed by Carbery’s market leading range of Fuel Point bunded diesel storage and dispensing tanks.  

Future Success

Despite a challenging macro-economic environment in Ireland and across Europe, Carbery continues to plan and invest for the future.

Carbery Plastics LimitedRecent years have seen continued product development, diversification and new market development. Led by an experienced manufacturing, general management and commercial team, Carbery remains a business committed to continued growth and success within its chosen markets. Recent product introductions include a new range of tanks for the safe, secure storage of Adblue, a pioneering range of Mobi Point diesel storage and dispensing tanks, together with Carbery's all-new market leading 1000SB Superslim Bunded Heating Oil Tank. And beyond the company's retail range, it continues to develop it's contract moulding operations too - satisfying the requirements of a diverse and demanding customer base in Ireland, the UK and throughout the EU.

To find out more Carbery, why not call us today on +353(0)23 883 3531, e-mail info@carberyplastics.ie or complete our online contact form? There's no commitment or obligation, just the opportunity to connect with a team with unrivaled experience in the design, development and manufacture of rotationally moulded products. 


Contract Moulding

In addition to our large product range we undertake bespoke moulding on behalf of customers with specific requirements. You will find us both professional and easy to work with.


  • SiGNATANKS are very pleased by the relationship we currently have with Carbery Plastics Ltd. We have worked for almost 4 years together with Carbery and they are very special to us. Not only are they producing high quality products but are very flexible to get products custom made. This is also a company that makes you feel like you one of the Carbery family members! SIGNATANKS are very pleased by the relationship we currently have with Carbery Plastics Ltd.

    Jan Pleunis - SiGNATANKS BV Benelux Distributor
  • We here at GW Biggs & Co, Bantry have been an ESSO Fuel distributor for the past 110 years. Carbery Plastics have been trusted suppliers of ours for over 30 years. I would have no hesitation in recommending them as a supply partner to any company

    Peter O'Sullivan , GW Biggs & Co, Bantry
  • “Carbery Plastics have been a supplier to us for many years, we have found over this period that Carbery have always provided us with a quality product and service in a timely and efficient manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending them as a supplier”

    Nigel Boyle – Richard Boyle and Sons 2004 LTD.