Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill
Irish mineral water company Celtic Pure announced plans for its new €5m bottling facility in Monaghan.
The Celtic Pure plant, located on the outskirts of Corcreagh in Monaghan, will create up to 60 new jobs during the construction phase of the expansion, as well as securing the future for the 50 people currently employed at the facility.
The new development will commence construction on 12 acres of adjoining land to the current premises in May of this year. The state-of-the-art warehouse will house a technologically advanced management and tracking system, new bottling lines and additional office space for the company’s expanding workforce.
Padraig McEneaney, chief executive, Celtic Pure, said: “The investment in our facilities will further create over 25 new jobs, increase our annual production capacity by 65% and see our annual turnover rise twofold by 2017. Our target is to bring the business to the stage where we can target sales of €18m to €20m.”
He continued: “This investment is a tremendous vote of confidence in our staff who have produced and sold record volumes of bottled water last year, in Ireland and worldwide via indirect exportation to China, United Arab Emirates, USA and Australia.”
Celtic Pure is the official water sponsor for the FAI and Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was at the company’s county Monaghan plant today for the announcement of the multi-million expansion.
O’Neill commented: “Celtic Pure has been a great sponsor for the FAI and the senior international men’s team. I have been impressed by what I’ve seen here today, and I would like wish CEO Padraig McEneaney and his staff every success in their future endeavours.”