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Griffner Coillte

Griffner Coillte

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Midland; Border, Midland and Western


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Number Employed: 18
Group: Coillte and Griffner Haus

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-10-2003
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 250

Additional Information

Up to 250 jobs will be created in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, over the next 3 years in a joint venture between Coillte and an Austrian company, Griffner Haus. Each has a 50% stake in Griffner Coillte, which will design, manufactures and market timber-framed buildings. At the moment the company employs 18 people, and this is set to rise in the first year to 60, with full production envisaged within 3 years, with 250 people. It will employ skilled and semi-skilled workers, including carpenters, in production and construction, alongside office staff.