Shannon-based Chemifloc, the largest producer of water treatment chemicals in Ireland, has completed a €5 million investment in new bulk liquid chemical storage facilities at Foynes port. Foynes is the largest of Shannon Foynes Port Company’s ports
Five new jobs will be created by Chemifloc, bringing total employment in the Shannon headquartered company to over 40 people. This latest investment brings to over €10 million Chemifloc’s investment at Foynes since it established bulk storage facilities there more than 10 years ago.
Chemifloc’s facility at the County Limerick port is now the most advanced in the country and positions the company as it embarks on an expansion programme into new sectors including the electronics, pharmaceutical, dairy and manufacturing industries.
Fergal Lawless, executive director of Chemifloc explained, “Chemifloc is a wholly Irish owned company specialising in water treatment systems to deliver drinking water to homes and businesses throughout the island of Ireland. Chemifloc products are also used to protect the environment by treating wastewater. We are now building on over 30 years of our specialist experience in the water treatment sector to identify new markets for our products and services. Expanding our capacity to handle bulk liquid materials is a natural evolution for us and meets a growing need for companies across Ireland.”
Shannon Foynes Port Company CEO Pat Keating said Chemifloc’s significant investment at Foynes Port is another vote of confidence in SFPC and the facilities we have to offer. The Port Authority facilitates €7.6bn of trade per annum and we are positioning the port for further growth and large-scale inward investment.
Pictured L-R: Fergal Lawless, Executive Director of Chemifloc, Captain Hugh Conlon, Assistant Harbour Master at Shannon Foynes Port Company and Dr. Edwin Roycroft, Technical Director at Chemifloc.