The QUINN group has its strategic centre located along the Cavan/Fermanagh border in Ireland with its founder, Mr Sean Quinn, as its Chairman and Managing Director.
The origins of the Group lie in the supply of sand and gravel to local builders and farmers. Founded in 1973, it has been transformed over the years from a small local enterprise into a multi national organisation.
Throughout the 1970's, the company developed its product range with the quarrying of aggregates, the production of readymix concrete, the manufacture of concrete blocks and the establishment of a concrete products manufacturing plant in Williamstown, County Galway.
With this successful base as its foundation, the company expanded into the national market in the 1980's with the establishment of a rooftile factory, a prestressed concrete factory and a 0.5 million tonnes per annum cement works at Derrylin. This was further complemented in 2000 with the opening of the Group's second cement works at Ballyconnell, County Cavan. This plant has a capacity to produce in excess of 1.3 million tonnes per annum.
The 1990's saw further expansion of the Group with additional manufacturing operations comprising QUINN lite Pac Ltd., a leading manufacturer of polystyrene insulation products; QUINN tarmac, a bituminous tar manufacturing plant; QUINN lite, an aircrete block manufacturing plant; and QUINN glass Ltd. which operates two of the most modern container glass plants in the world.
Other related operations include an 18.5 megawatt windfarm adjacent to its manufacturing base at Derrylin and a modern highly engineered landfill site in County Armagh.
The Group's insulation division was further complimented by the establishment of QUINN therm which produces polyurethane insulation products.
Hand in hand with the development of its manufacturing operations, the Group expanded its property portfolio during the 1990's. This now includes: – less–ZoomInfo