Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Tyre firm creates over 30 new jobs in £3m expansion

A US firm is creating over 30 more jobs at its Lisburn plant in a £3m expansion.

Aromet Group Ltd is a subsidiary of Tech International based in Ohio, a leading provider of tyre and tube repair products.

The Lisburn facility in Ballinderry Road manufactures a range of tyre repair products for the international marketplace.

Aromet currently employs 60 staff and the new workers will be mainly manufacturing and sales positions, but four new high-level management posts will also be created. The company plans to target new high-profile clients across Europe.

The company is receiving £160,000 in support from Invest Northern Ireland.

Mark Noble, Aromet Group’s managing director, said that Invest NI’s support for the new jobs has been essential to its growth strategy.

“We are putting in place a European sales team and over the next three years we aim to significantly increase our share of the European tyre repair market,” he said.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said that Aromet Group has a long history in Northern Ireland and this significant investment marks its further commitment to the region.

“As well as creating 32 jobs, the investment will see the company upgrade its factory premises, install IT systems and develop a new e-commerce website,” she said. “I am pleased to see that Aromet is also expanding its research and development function.”

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