Grant has officially opened its newly expanded state-of- the-art facilities in Birr, County Offaly, representing a capital investment of £12 million.
The new facilities include an R&D innovation centre, customer services centre, dedicated training, academy featuring an auditorium and training suite, and an extension to the existing manufacturing facilities which has seen further investment in robotics and automation.
The expansion is in response to increased demand for the company’s heating products on a local and international level and the diversification of Grant’s product portfolio to meet the needs of customers around the globe.
Speaking at the opening event, Grant Founder, Stephen Grant, said: “This investment demonstrates our commitment to innovation, growth and to the local economy. In recent years we have expanded into new markets and developed new products to meet the needs of our customer base. Our focus on sustainability continues to grow and to help achieve de-carbonisation I believe that home heating fuel needs to follow in the footsteps of transport and transition to electric or 100% biofuel heating. This is impossible to do in the short to medium term in an affordable way, however the introduction of a Biofuel Obligation for home heating could enable homes to become sustainable. We have future-proofed our products over the last 5 years so that they can operate using biofuel but to aid transition and further reduce emissions we need the support of fuel suppliers and government.”
Also speaking at the event Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland said: “Grant has experienced strong progress over the last number of years, and I would like to congratulate Stephen, Niall and the team for their continued investment in Research and Development and their commitment to diversifying in international markets. Hugely important to the local economy, Grant is an excellent example of an innovative company with global ambition that has expanded its reach to build a robust business in the face of challenges like Brexit. This new R&D Innovation and Training facility will enable Grant to continue to grow, and we look forward to continuing our work with the team both here and through our international office network as they progress on this upward trajectory.”
Contact the Grant Technical Team:
T: 0800 0443261 (NI)
T: +353 (0)57 912 6968 (ROI)