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25 jobs announced for Ballymena as part of £1.7m Apeer investment

Published 13/01/2016

Wednesday 13th January 2016
Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell, is pictured with Austin McGillian, Chairman and Asa McGillian, Managing Director of Apeer, after announcing that the Ballymena window manufacturer is to create 25 new jobs in the town as part of a £1.7m investment.
Wednesday 13th January 2016 Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell, is pictured with Austin McGillian, Chairman and Asa McGillian, Managing Director of Apeer, after announcing that the Ballymena window manufacturer is to create 25 new jobs in the town as part of a £1.7m investment.

Twenty five new jobs have been created in Ballymena as part of a £1.7million investment by window manufacturer Apeer.

The firm successfully launched its new maintenance-free ‘Lumi’ window system for the residential housing market and is now investing in additional equipment, skilled personnel and marketing to maximise sales.

Invest NI has offered the business £399,000 to support its expansion.

Enterprise Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell said: “Apeer is an ambitious company, undertaking a comprehensive growth strategy to boost its market share across Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

“Its investment in innovation and continuous improvement measures, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, will ensure Apeer has the resources, skills and equipment in place to maximise the sales potential of its new window range.

“The 25 new jobs to be recruited in the coming months, the majority of which are manufacturing roles, is very positive news for Mid and East Antrim and will generate £375,000 annually in additional salaries to the local economy.”

Apeer manufactures and supplies a range of uPVC door panels, GRP external composite doors, fire doors, decorative glass units and commercial glass.

Invest NI’s support includes an employment grant for the 25 new jobs as well as R&D assistance to develop and commercialise the Lumi window range. Invest NI’s R&D assistance is part funded by European Regional Development Fund.

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