29/01/2014

Francis Dismore Secures Contract With Barbour

Francis Dinsmore Ltd has secured a contract with global brand Barbour, following an investment in a new production facility supported by Invest Northern Ireland.

The company, based in Kells, is investing over £1 million to create the new facility to apply wax coatings to textiles. The investment is projected to create 16 new jobs. Invest NI has offered capital, employment and skills development assistance towards this project, which has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Francis Dinsmore has been providing a textile dyeing and finishing service for over 200 years. In recent years the company has added new textile finishes such as flame retardant, water repellent, anti-bacterial and now wax coatings, as well as exploring new composite fabrics.

As a result of the recent investment, Dinsmore's has received a substantial order from Barbour for wax coated fabric to be produced at the new Kells wax production unit in 2014.

(CD/MH)

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