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20 Jobs for Abbeyleix with Quintessential Brands

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20 Jobs for Abbeyleix with Quintessential Brands

Thursday, April 02, 2015 

20 Jobs for Abbeyleix with Quintessential Brands

Quintessential Brands have announced a major investment programme at its production facility in Abbeyleix, County Laois, the home of subsidiary company First Ireland Spirits.

The €4 million investment will see the creation of 20 jobs for the area, with hiring expected to take place over the next 18 months.

The company plan to transform its operations in Ireland to meet its ambitious growth plans. Quintessential Brands' co-founder and Director, Warren Scott commented, "This investment is part of our ongoing strategy to develop Abbeyleix as the home of Irish Cream, boost our production capabilities and expand our contract manufacturing business in Ireland."

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About the Company

Based in Co. Laois, First Ireland Spirits is Ireland’s largest independent producer of Irish Cream Liqueurs. The company, acquired by Quintessential Brands almost a year ago, produces and sells over 700,000 cases of Irish cream liqueurs across 35 markets worldwide for some of the world’s largest retailers and drinks companies.

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