Amber continues roll-out of its €7.9m Irish investment programme

Business, Employment, Finance | Tue 12 Jul | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured at the new €3m Charleville site are Kevin Rice, general manager, Amber; Wesley Walsh, Amber Charleville store manager; Liam Fitzgerald, managing director, Amber; Michael O’Sullivan, area manager, Amber; and Gerry Condon, general manager, Amber

Fuel retailer Amber has opened its €3m state-of-the-art site in Charleville as part of a €7.9m investment programme.

The site will support 38 full and part-time positions in the Charleville area bringing the total workforce within the Amber Group to in excess of 250 employees.

Other projects within the investment programme included the upgrading of sites in Fermoy, Glounthaune and Horse and Jockey, and the development of a new site in Tipperary town.

Liam Fitzgerald, managing director of Amber, said: “As a family-run business, we have always insisted on family values within Amber, facilitating the fostering of strong long-term relationships with customers, suppliers and staff. This ethos has served us well and has brought strong growth opportunities to us over the last three years. I am thrilled with the result.”

Amber currently supplies diesel and petrol products to 45 sites across nine counties, with further growth plans for the company on the horizon.

Established in Fermoy in 1980 by the Fitzgerald family, Amber has grown to become one of the largest fuel retailers in Munster, with a successful, dynamic and growing network of service stations.

The service station offers fuel, a seated restaurant, ample parking, toilet facilities, an ATM and a solid-fuel centre, with car wash facilities due to open in the coming weeks.