About Anderco and JBS Group

What We Do

Anderco is the specialist supplier of products and services for site safety, controlled environments, security and healthcare environments.

The key benefits we offer you are:

  • cost-leadership
  • astute sourcing
  • flexible supply
  • multi-site efficiencies
  • overhead-cutting VMI solutions
  • deep technical knowledge
  • risk management
  • Our tag line – ‘When Know-How Matters’ – underlines our key value to today’s target-driven businesses — the experience we have gained from working with every significant product manufacturer, and meeting the needs of 2,000 customers for over 35 years.

    Anderco is the only major supplier that meets cleanroom, security and healthcare as well as general site safety needs.

    Most importantly, we do it not only through innovative product sourcing but also through expert services. It’s a hybrid that we developed to support our customers’ drive for new cost and performance efficiencies.

    Anderco provides a range of products and services centered on protection in the working environment, because Anderco is positioned as more than just a provider of products but as a partner in Risk Management, it can improve it’s users safety profile through the deployment of solutions that also embrace a wide range of corporate needs, across many diverse operations and always under tight cost controls.

    The team at Anderco (James Boylan Safety) has proudly been Protecting People since 1944.
    Learn below about our history, and how we came to be one of the leading providers of safety expertise
    and solutions in Western Europe.

    • Formation of Anderco as a joint venture between Richard Irvine Scotland & Irish Ropes.

    • Management Buy Out of Safety Division.

    • ISO 9002 certified, Anderco was noted as an early adopter within it’s industry.

    • Opening of Dublin Sales and Distribution Centre.

    • Acquisition of Orrwear Protective Supplies, strengthening Anderco’s Dublin presence.

    • Acquisition of the Cleanroom Supplies Business of IPT giving Anderco strategic access to this market.

      Deployment of Business Wide ERP solution providing an IT backbone for expansion and enhanced business management.

    • Deployment in the UK market with on targeted product category basis.

    • Launch of Professional Services Business Unit offering integrated Risk management and Support Services.

      Widening of UK product portfolio to include a full service offering to Large Accounts.

    • Opening of dedicated Training Centre in Dublin providing a comprehensive range of safety related programmes as part of the company’s Professional Service Offering.

    • JBS acquires Anderco Safety (Multi-site supplier of PPE and workwear to blue-chip companies and the Pharma and Life Sciences Industries).

      JBS acquires Chas E. Prossor & Co. Ltd (Liverpool-based supplier of workwear and PPE to general industrial clients with emphasis on the aerospace industry).

      JBS becomes Carbon (CO2) and Climate Neutral, recognising our commitment to ISO 14001 accreditation.