Breaking New Ground: Reynaers Embarks on Ambitious Renovation Project

Turning the sod at the commencement of works (L-R) Bernard Nevin, MD Nevin Construction, Neville Conroy, MD Conroy Architects and Pat Bevan, MD Reynaers Ireland, and Reynaers employees

Reynaers Aluminium is undertaking a 12 month renovation and extension of its Co. Wexford premises and production facility to allow for further business growth and expansion.

Behind the landmark stone walls of the Reynaers Irish headquarters at the Still, Enniscorthy, a lot is happening. The aluminium company is embarking on a year-long renovation and extension of its offices and production facility, set to increase storage capacity by 50% and sympathetically bringing this historic building up to the highest modern standards of safety and comfort.

Enniscorthy has been the Irish headquarters of the Belgian-owned Reynaers business for over 35 years, with a workforce of sixty people manufacturing and distributing high-end aluminium doors and windows for the construction industry. Reynaers systems are well known for their energy-efficiency, security and design, responding to the challenges of the Irish climate. Reynaers was named Wexford SME of the Year 2018 and was shortlisted for an IDA Award for Excellence in Regional Investment. In response to an extremely successful period of growth in the Irish market, Reynaers has now made the decision to expand its Enniscorthy base further.

The wonderful old stone building which houses the company offices started life as a Jameson distillery in the early 1800’s. It is now undergoing a complete facelift which will see its original features preserved, while at the same time bringing the office facilities into the 21st century. The factory is also being expanded and re-organised, with an adjacent green-field site acquired to allow for 50% more storage and production space.

Pat Bevan, Managing Director of Reynaers Ireland commented, “This significant investment in Enniscorthy is a real vote of confidence from the Reynaers Group. The team here is recognised as punching above its weight in the global operation and we want to make sure that the calibre of the premises reflects the expertise and quality of what is an award-winning Irish operation.”

Enabling works have commenced this week, with the main contract commencing in early December which is due to take approximately 12 months. The building work is being carried out by Waterford contractor Nevin Construction, based on designs developed by Conroy Architects in Wexford. Business is continuing as usual while the building work is underway.