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Portwest creating 55 jobs for Westport

Portwest creating 55 jobs for Westport

July 21
10:46 2016

Portwest+logoPortwest, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of personal protective clothing and equipment based in Westport, has announced the creation of 55 new jobs over the next four years.

The Portwest brand is sold in over 100 countries worldwide and turnover is also expected to rise from the current level of €125 million to €250 million over the next four to five years.

The family-run business has been based in Westport for over a century where the now global company is run by a trio of brothers, Cathal, Owen and Harry Hughes.

Cathal Hughes, group chairman of Portwest: “We are very confident we will achieve these ambitious plans.

“Although the Portwest brand is sold in over 100 countries, we are also cautious that we have a long way to go to achieve maturity in a lot of these markets.

“We have heavily invested in staff over the last five years and are now at the planning stages to ensure we achieve further rapid growth. Part of this means we are actively looking for suitable acquisitions in both Australia and the US.”


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