Ireland: Quinn Industrial’s turnover rose by 15% year-on-year to Euro240m in 2018 from Euro209m in 2017. Its earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) grew by 10% to Euro26.4m from Euro23.9m
“Our Building Products division is currently planning to enter the ready-mix concrete market in the greater Dublin area to meet rising demand from the expanding construction and housing markets,” said chief executive officer (CEO) Liam McCaffrey. He added that, despite Brexit, the business is focused on growing in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Quinn Building Products continued to benefit from the on-going building recovery in the Republic of Ireland as well continued strong exports to the UK where the introduction of its new plastic bagged cement product at the start of 2018 allowed it to expand its market presence.
Quinn Industrial is also considering investment options, including an initial public offering (IPC) or a cash injection from private equity, according to the Irish Independent newspaper. However, the company has not commented on the issue.