EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Atlantic Homecare

Company/Organisation:
Atlantic Homecare

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Border, Midland and Western

Company

Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Number Employed: 500
Group: Heiton Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-11-2003
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 220

Additional Information

More than 200 jobs will be created by Irish DIY chain Atlantic Homecare as part of the company's €10m expansion plan, which will involve the opening of new stores by the end of 2004. The additional stores will bring to 16 the number of Atlantic Homecare stores in Ireland and will see its workforce increase to around 700. The company is wholly Irish-owned, and is a cornerstone of the Heiton Group. The expansion has been attributed to the rise in home ownership.