Leading specialist joinery manufacturer Woodmarque has revealed plans to develop their factory, infrastructure and machinery to potentially create 150 new jobs over the next five years.
The Dungannon based company are one of the leading specialist fire door manufacturers in the UK and Ireland and have recorded significant growth over the last four years. Woodmarque which is owned and operated by the Quinn family was established in 1977 and currently employs 58 staff. This investment could see their workforce grow by 30 staff per annum over the next five years.
The specialist joinery firm currently works in the Hospitality, Residential, Office & Retail sectors supplying turn-key joinery solutions including fire doors, panelling, case goods and specialist joinery to a range of clients in the construction sector. Recently completed projects include Intercontinental O2 Hotel, London, Lots Road Power Station on Chelsea Waterfront and Dublin Landings Apartments along North Wall Quay.
This investment will also see the development of a further 100,000 square feet of factory and storage warehousing on the site, coupled with a research & development centre and an Apprenticeship Key Skills area.
Announcing the proposed investment Ronan Quinn, Managing Director, Woodmarque, said:
“We have worked hard to forge relationships with key clients and grow our business, particularly into export markets resulting in sustained growth in recent years.’’
“As part of our five-year growth strategy, we are now looking to extend our facilities and grow our team. Our plans include doubling our current floor space, this will enable us to develop new and existing products and seek additional business opportunities across other sectors.”
“The Grenfell Tower tragedy has resulted in huge refurbishment schemes across the UK, in particular London. As a leading Fire Door manufacturer this has led to increased demand for our fire door & screen products as many councils seek to refurbish and upgrade their buildings.”
“We are committed to innovation as a means of driving future growth in the company and this investment aligned with R&D and testing will be key in development of products and processes.”
Ronan continued: “This investment represents a real boost for the local workforce and will provide excellent opportunities for apprentices, graduates and experienced professionals who want to make their mark in a growing company.’’
Woodmarque will commence a consultation into their planned development over the coming weeks ahead of a full planning application.