Vivalda Group has invested €1.3m in a new distribution and fabrication centre in Naas, Country Kildare.
The Irish operation spent more than €900,000 in premises and building works, with a further €210,000 spent on transportation, logistics and fabrication equipment. Further investment is penciled in later in 2023.
The new 8,500ft2 facility at Naas Industrial Estate now employs six people and is hoping to take on more staff later in the year to meet anticipated demand for its façade solutions.
Darren Bowden, Branch Manager of Vivalda Ireland, said: “This investment is so important as it enables us to both fabricate cladding boards and hold meaningful stocks here in Naas. Previously, we’ve been somewhat at the mercy of imports and transportation links from the UK. Now, with our own high precision beam saw, warehousing space and trucking we are the masters of our own destiny, which will allow us to provide a seamless supply service to Ireland’s construction sector.”
“Over time, we plan to take on additional general operative and office staff to cope with anticipated demand for our non-flammable architectural rainscreen cladding. With our new capabilities, we are confident that we can grow our business by 20% in 2023.”
He continued: “Our expansion benefits to the building trade by enabling shorter lead times (we will be stocking all of the ancillaries), while offering in-house fabrication and supply under the one roof. This is the first of its kind on the island, providing a world-class fabrication and distribution service of high-end cladding products from across Europe.”