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2016-17 Parent Company Directory

PLATO EBR wishes to thank its Parent Companies for 2016-17 Programmes.

Abcon Ireland is a manufacturer of Abrasives and CavMac Industrial Rubber Hose based in Cootehill. Abcon Industrial Products Ltd is a growing and progressive company with satisfied customers in the global marketplace. The company’s primary focus is assuring that their range offers quality and tested product applications. Additionally, the company provides expert technical advice to ensure that clients use the optimal abrasive products or tools to give the best results. Abcon is Part of PSB Industrial Products Ltd Group it is the Only Abrasives Manufacturer in Ireland, and the only Large Bore Hose Manufacturer in Ireland. The company is owned and managed locally; it has grown from 13 employees in 2005 to 95 in 2014 with now over 100 employees in 2015. Abcon is progressive and responsible in its approach to business.



Castlecool is the largest warehousing company in Ireland. Castlecool is a temperature controlled logistic company for primarily the food processing industry. The company has established itself as a leading food services facilitator to many Irish and International food manufacturing companies. We provide value added processes including production line fulfilment, front and back end manufacturing services, cross docking, order picking and management as well as route to market and international distribution services. Established in 1994 and has expanded rapidly in the past 21 years to become the largest temperature controlled warehousing company in the island of Ireland. The company is fully approved and certified by Department of Agriculture and Customs and Excise. Castlecool is the first company in its industry in Ireland to achieve the BRC Standard and Winner of a Deloitte Best Managed Company Award four years in a row, 2010-2013, achieving the coveted Gold Standard in 2013. The company was in recent years involved in a Management Buy-Out.

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Eliteform est. 1974, is a specialist engineering company under the leadership of Sandra Byrne. Eliteform manufacture a wide range of products for the roofing, cladding, engineering and construction sector in Ireland and the UK. Now boasting one of the island’s largest laser cutting machines and having built a specialist team the ocmapny has a vast array of high profile customers supplied from national stadia to food factories, Sports arenas, corporate buildings (Google Paypal), School and colleges, Retail parks, cinemas and petrol stations (Applegreen, Topaz) etc. Employing over 80 staff.


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Gem Oils is located in Regaskin, Cavan, Co Cavan.  Gem Oils’ principal activity has always been the supply of lubricating oils and greases. Established in 1962 the company remains committed to this area of speciality and we brand our products using the GEM (G.E.Milligan) brand. Customer Services centre is locally based in Ireland and Gem operations are ISO9002 approved. Recognising the requirement in their company portfolio for an internationally recognised brand, Gem has recently been chosen as Petronas partner for Ireland. Petronas Lubricants are a global energy entity in the lubricants market with over 40,000 employees and operates in over 30 countries worldwide.  The company manufactures 1,500 different lubricants for engines and transmissions; antifreeze and operating fluids for cars, motorbikes, trucks, agricultural and earthmoving machinery as well as for other industrial applications with a worldwide sales volume of 650 million litres a year. The European base is in Turin, Italy where the company have recently invested €60m in a new R&D facility.


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Glen Dimplex Ireland is part of the Glen Dimplex Group, the brand leader in electric space heating with over 400 products within the sector - the widest in the world. With a long heritage, Glen Dimplex has an unmatched reputation for quality, reliability and unrivalled experience. With our own design teams and R&D facilities we ensure the company remains at the forefront of product development and innovation. Glen Dimplex Ireland is responsible for the design, manufacture and international sales of heating products that are developed in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The company has three manufacturing plants in Ireland, including Glen Electric in Newry, Seagoe Technologies in Portadown and Glen Dimpex Ireland in Dunleer. Where appropriate, some products that have been developed in Ireland are sourced by engineering teams from various other locations across the globe.


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Kingspan is a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes. Kingspan has significant operations in Ireland and the UK, accounting for approximately 34% of the Group’s revenues. Kingspan was founded in 1965 by Eugene Murtagh as an engineering business known then as Kingscourt Construction. The Group was initially involved in the manufacture of steel frame buildings and structural sections. During the 1970s, Kingspan began the manufacture of Insulated Panels and Environmental products on a small scale. Since 2000, The Group has continued to grow strongly, also entering the Access Floor market in the UK and the USA. In more recent years the Group established a much broader network in Central and Eastern Europe, became a leading player in the North American Insulated Metal Panel market, and established itself as the first mover in Insulated Panels in Australia. During 2010-15, innovation in the areas of Thermal, Fire and Aesthetic performance played a key role in cementing the Groups progress. The Group now derives almost 50% of its global revenues from Continental Europe, with market leading positions in Germany, the Benelux & France, and more recently a growing presence in Turkey and the Middle East.


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Multihog Ltd design and manufacture a range of implement carriers and attachments to suit all maintenance needs. Multihog machines have been built to the highest standards of durability, efficiency and safety. The Multihog purpose-built factory is located halfway between Dublin & Belfast on the east coast of Ireland. It is from this base that an innovative team of designers and engineers develop, build and test our products. The Multihog is used extensively in road, airport and grass care maintenance. The cmopany’s CX range of multi-purpose are the smallest size in the Multihog series, are available with either 55 or 75 HP Tier IV Kohler engines, have a starting width of just 1150 mm, 40 km/h road speed and a gross vehicle weight of 3500 – 4000 kg. Multihog is now a globally recognized brand name and the company satisfies a range of client needs to the highest standards whilst remaining at the cutting edge of machine design and innovation.



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With over 47 years of delivering quality Supply Chain Management services, McArdle Skeath offers a unique service portfolio within the areas of Transportation, Refrigeration & Storage. The philosophy continues to originate from maintaining client trust, by delivering services and solutions in innovative and cost effective ways. We achieve this by setting industry standards in service, reliability, safety and cost containment in our industry. McArdle Skeath offers complete logistical solutions that integrate seamlessly with clients. Transport services are supported by GPS tracking, allowing clients maintain visibility at all times throughout the supply chain distribution process.  Daily transport services are provided throughout Ireland, UK and Europe. Whether it is a single pallet, part load or a complete logistic solution, clients receive transport services with assurances of security and regulatory compliance. McArdle-Skeath has an extensive network of partners and agents throughout Europe, giving them unrivalled local knowledge and expertise. McArdle Skeath are evolving and always look to the future with positivity, we have a co-operative attitude and aim to provide consistency first and foremost.


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PKF-FPM, (formerly FPM), established in August 1991, is an award winning client-focused chartered accountancy and business consultancy practice with offices in Newry, Belfast, Mallusk and Dungannon in Northern Ireland and Dundalk in Ireland. It has ten equity directors and 100 plus staff and uniquely serves the island of Ireland, North & South. PKF-FPM has a compelling and ambitious growth vision and believes that its brand is associated with a desire to “Care and Serve” and achieve Service Excellence, combined with a tenacity to implement agreed plans and see change through.  The practice became a member of PKF International (PKFI) on 1 June 2014, which is a leading global network of independent accountancy firms in 125 countries, with 300 members in 440 locations, providing accounting and business advisory services. This gives us the added benefit of providing global expertise with local knowledge. The PKF-FPM team has specialist skills in accounts and audit compliance, tax planning, cross border business and tax advice, business consultancy, strategic planning, corporate finance, corporate recovery, turnaround management, restructuring & insolvency, wealth management and public sector consultancy. Caring and proactivity are at the heart of everything PKF-FPM does and the practice passionately believes in caring for its clients, colleagues and community. 




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