23 July 2014

Minister Fitzgerald welcomes opening of new Rathcoole Cleantech Facility

-    New facility highlights success of investing in R&D
-    8 jobs to be created in the coming years

Local TD Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice & Equality, has warmly welcomed the opening of the SME Brockley Group’s new “cleantech” facility in Rathcoole, which will create 8 jobs in the area in the coming years.

She said: 

“The SME Brockley Group’s BlueCat Production Plant is an innovative eco-friendly facility which will produce AdBlue, a product that reduces Nitrogen Oxide emissions from diesel engines.

“This has been developed by the SME Brockley Group in collaboration with R&D centres at Irish Universities. Four new jobs are the immediate dividend for the company with an additional four jobs projected within the next three years. 

“The company also estimates that the R&D will improve its business model for sales in the UK and Australia with exports projected to rise from €3 million to €7.5 million by 2017.

“I commend Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton for placing a strong Government emphasis on innovation and research in the Action Plan for Jobs. This has encouraged Irish companies such as Brockley Group to invest in R&D, developing cutting-edge new technologies in a growing market, and giving them the tools to compete in overseas markets.

“The collaborative approach between companies, researchers and state agencies is bearing fruit. It is to be noted that the Brockley Group are particularly proud of their new production process and telemetry system which were developed with the assistance of University College Dublin and the Tyndall Institute.

“This approach demonstrates yet again this Government’s commitment to job creation in this, 2014 – the year of jobs. I am particularly pleased that this type of bold success is taking place in Rathcoole, demonstrating Dublin Mid-West’s growing reputation as a hub for cutting-edge technologies.”