Local Firm Sets its Sights High with the Help of Invest Northern Ireland

Oct 19, 2004

Local firm Clarehill Plastics Ltd, based in Moira, has set itself an ambitious programme of expansion with the help of Invest Northern Ireland. The company, which specialises in the manufacture of moulded plastic oil tanks (under the brand Harlequin), hopes to create 28 extra jobs through a new development project aimed at increasing sales and improving the company’s current service offering.
1/9/2004

Local firm Clarehill Plastics Ltd, based in Moira, has set itself an ambitious programme of expansion with the help of Invest Northern Ireland. The company, which specialises in the manufacture of moulded plastic oil tanks (under the brand Harlequin), hopes to create 28 extra jobs through a new development project aimed at increasing sales and improving the company’s current service offering.

To assist them in this development Invest NI has offered the company a £300K revenue grant. Leslie Morrison Chief Executive with Invest NI commented:

“Clarehill Plastics Ltd is a real local success story with an innovative product range that is making significant in-roads into the European market place. The financial assistance and business advice we have offered the company will allow them to build upon their success and continue to improve their overall competitiveness.”

Clarehill Plastics Ltd’s planned development project will involve a serious investment in R&D to extend and diversify their current product range and the introduction of a new IT system to increase workplace efficiencies.

Brian McCann, Managing Director of Clarehill Plastics Ltd, commented:

“This is an ambitious project for us, but one that is set to reap significant rewards, the improvements we plan to make will allow us to strengthen the Harlequin brand and move into new and more profitable markets throughout Europe. By focussing on R&D we are also ensuring that our company retains its competitive edge and creates new products that will enhance our existing client base.”

The extra jobs, to be provided through the development project, will help Clarehill Plastics Ltd to extend its European reach into new markets. A planned 12,000 sq ft extension on their current 6 acre site will also ensure that the company has enough floor space to accommodate its increased out-put.


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