Grant Engineering announces €7m investment and 50 jobs

Employment, Finance | Thu 18 Feb | Author – Business & Finance
GRANT Engineering
Pictured are Stephen Grant, founder and managing director and Niall Fay, general manager/director, Grant Engineering

Manufacturing company Grant Engineering has today announced an investment of €7m as part of an expansion plan for its facilities in Birr, Co. Offaly, which will also see the creation of 50 new jobs.

In operation for almost 40 years, Grant Engineering manufactures efficient, affordable and innovative heating appliances. This investment comes as a response to increased demand for the company’s products locally and internationally.

The expansion will include an innovation centre, a new extension to the manufacturing facility, a customer services centre and a training school. Building works will commence in the coming months with completion of the investment programme over the next two years.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said: “It is only by growing jobs and the economy that everything else that we want to do becomes possible – reducing taxes to make work pay, investing in the services that families around the country depend on. That is why the first step in our long-term economic plan is to create more and better jobs in every region of the country. Companies like Grant Engineering – innovative companies, making products and services in Ireland for sale in Ireland and export overseas – are driving the jobs recovery in every region of the country, and I am delighted to welcome this very welcome initiative.”

Stephen Grant, founder, Grant Engineering, said: “Over the past recent years we have continued to grow our business and this investment will allow us to continue to increase capacity and expand into new markets and to develop new products. It also reinforces our commitment to innovation, the local community and the local economy.”

He continued: “This is a very exciting time for Grant Engineering as we continue to build on our reputation of supplying reliable, affordable, forward-thinking home heating technologies, which enable our customers to save money and lower their carbon footprints.”

Grant Engineering employs over 320 people in Ireland and 70 in the UK during peak season.