Motor parts company moves up a gear with a £1m shop investment
A motor parts and machinery wholesaler in Co Armagh is investing nearly £1m and creating five new jobs with the opening of a new shop.
HBA Distribution, which is based in Keady, is opening a store in Greenbank in Newry.
The company, which was founded over 30 years ago, is now a major supplier of motor parts and service tools.
It has also been appointed as the exclusive distributor of global brands such as Sealey, Exide and Juratek.
Managing director Dermot Haughey said: "Since the company was formed, we've continued to grow and diversify.
"We've built a first-rate supply chain across the island of Ireland to meet the needs of our dealers and their trade customers whilst our fully-fitted repair shop offers a quality service that is second-to-none.
"Our parts and services underpin the work done by some of the busiest firms right across the island - supporting their transport needs and helping them to lower costs by making their vehicles last longer."
The investment has been funded by Northern Bank.