Armagh tile manufacturer Armatile will create 20 jobs with £3m investment in Dublin
A Co Armagh tile manufacturer has announced plans to create 20 new jobs and invest £3m in a new showroom and design hub in Dublin.
Armatile, a family-owned business with 90 staff, will open the facility at Baldoyle, north Dublin in spring next year.
Armatile, which already has premises in Newry, Belfast and Armagh, manufactures and sells floor and wall surfaces for residential, hospitality, commercial and conservation projects.
Over the past 18 months Armatile products have been manufactured and supplied to Ireland, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Nigeria, Russia, Switzerland and the USA.
Retail director Chris McCann - whose father Seamus opened the first Armatile store in 1976 - said: "This new facility will provide tangible evidence of our long-term confidence in the Irish marketplace.
He added: "We have supplied Armatile products to many projects across Ireland such as Mazda Ireland, Peter Mark Salons and the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan.
"A Dublin expansion has been in our plans for a number of years and finally we have found a property with a good location, transport infrastructure and the right size."
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Armatile said it is also increasing manufacturing and production in Armagh.
It has started recruiting its first 10 staff in Dublin.