Har­mony Tim­ber re­veal new base at Avoca River Park

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

HAR­MONY Tim­ber Solutions has an­nounced that it has ac­quired a new per­ma­nent head­quar­ters at the Avoca River Busi­ness Park in Ark­low.

The full agree­ment be­tween Har­mony Tim­ber Solutions and Ech­e­lon Data Cen­tres, which owns the site, has not been made pub­lic. How­ever, the deal will see Har­mony Tim­ber Solutions buy part of the site where it will lo­cate its new fac­tory.

Gar­rett Dempsey, Group MD of Har­mony Tim­ber Solutions, said that they were pleased with the move.

‘We’ve been at Avoca River Park for around four years now, and it’s well-placed for our operation, in terms of trans­port links and em­ployee travel times. The site also has the space we need to man­age our cur­rent op­er­a­tions and de­velop the grow­ing ‘off-site con­struc­tion’ side of our busi­ness.

‘We’re pleased to have been able to con­clude a deal with Ech­e­lon Data Cen­tres that means we can con­tinue to op­er­ate on the site for the longterm. It pro­vides a wel­come level of cer­tainty to the 60 people who work here and the fur­ther twenty em­ploy­ees that we plan to hire by the end of the year. Our in­ten­tion is to start work on the new fac­tory some­time in mid-Au­gust.’

Graeme McWil­liams, COO, Ech­e­lon Data Cen­tres, said: ‘We are fully com­mit­ted to Ark­low and to our plans for the Avoca River Park, which would see the con­struc­tion of a data cen­tre with 100MW of ca­pac­ity cre­at­ing 450 jobs in con­struc­tion and a fur­ther 90 per­ma­nent op­er­a­tional roles.

‘We’re happy to have been able to pro­vide Har­mony Tim­ber Solutions with the op­por­tu­nity of a per­ma­nent home on the site and we hope that they, and Holfeld Plas­tics, who are nearby, will be joined by other busi­nesses in the fu­ture as the site de­vel­ops and grows.’

The ex­ist­ing site at Avoca River Busi­ness Park

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