Northern-Ireland based tile manufacturer Armatile plans to invest £3 million to create a new showroom and design hub in Dublin.
Armatile, which already has locations in Armagh, Belfast and Newry, and will open the new facility at Baldoyle, north Dublin in spring 2020. The site will create 20 new jobs.
Retail director Chris McCann said: “This new facility will provide tangible evidence of our long-term confidence in the Irish marketplace. We have supplied Armatile products to many projects across Ireland, such as Mazda Ireland, Peter Mark Salons and the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan, to name a few.
“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.”
Investment is being placed in increasing its manufacturing capacity in Armagh and boosting production to meet growing demand.
McCann said: “We have developed a reputation as one of the leading suppliers for architectural and interior design tiling solutions throughout Ireland and UK. We are able to design and manufacture bespoke and repeat mosaics, patterns, features and fabricated products – all made to a client’s preference in our Armagh manufacturing facility. Our bespoke offering is something that will truly differentiate us in the Irish market.”
The site is said to be a hub for designers, architects and installers to view its surfaces. It is said to have a range of tiles and surfaces across a variety of trends.
The company manufactures and sells bespoke floor and wall surfaces for a variety of applications, both residential and commercial. It has a large reach and supplies to the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Nigeria, Russia, Switzerland and the USA.
Armatile employs 90 people across three sites in Northern Ireland in Armagh, Belfast and Newry.
Pictured above (left to right): finance director Conor Moore, chairman and founder Seamus McCann, retail director Chris McCann and area sales manager Derek Tynan