The Seagoe Technology factory - part of the Glen Dimplex Company (GDC) - is to share 55 new jobs with its Newry partner within the next couple of years.
The jobs are the result of this week’s launch of a new product by GDC, their next-generation renewable boiler replacement – the ‘A Class’ Air Source Heat Pump.
The company invested £4million in a three-year research and development programme in Dunleer, with manufacturing set to take place in the Newry and Portadown plants.
Glen Dimplex believe it is the most efficient Air Source Heat Pump available in the UK and Ireland due to its design, which maximises year-round heating system efficiency.
At the launch of the new product, at the Titanic Quarter, founder of Glen Dimplex, Mr Martin Naughton and Deputy Chairman of the Group, Mr Neil Naughton were joined by TV presenter and sustainability expert, Dick Strawbridge.
Glen Dimplex occupies the Seagoe factory once known as Unidare, who came to Portadown some 40 years ago, thanks to the work of the town’s New Industry Council. Around 500 are employed in its Northern Ireland operations.