Bath Fitter taps Limerick for 42 new jobs

Limerick selected for Bath Fitter’s European Business Development Centre, its first location outside of North America. 

North America’s leading bathroom refurbishment expert Bath Fitter has turned the taps on for 42 new jobs in Limerick.

The company plans to establish its European Business Development Centre in East Link Business Park, Limerick in what is its first location outside north America.

“Limerick felt like the right fit for so many reasons, from the talented local workforce to the well-developed international communication links that support this growing city”

The company has already started hiring and will be looking to fill additional positions over the coming months, in areas such as installation, sales and marketing, as the centre focuses on winning and serving new clients in Europe. For more information visit Bathfitter.com/career-home.

The perfect fit

“Picking the right location as a base of operations is essential to the success of our expansion into Europe, the UK and beyond,” said Glen Cotton, president and CEO of Bath  fitter.

“Limerick felt like the right fit for so many reasons, from the talented local workforce to the well-developed international communication links that support this growing city. There’s a good reason that nine of the top 10 US tech companies have operations in Ireland.”

Since Bath Fitter’s European sales office was opened in Limerick earlier this summer, the team has hit the ground running.

“Our first installer was hired almost immediately, followed soon after by the first commercial order,” said Michael Prendergast, vice-president of European Sales, Bath Fitter.

“It’s been a great start and a real team effort. We’re excited to bring Bath Fitter’s innovative and cost-effective renovation solutions to Europe. The ability to transform a bathroom in a single day gives Bath Fitter advantages over existing technologies and provides our clients with a professional and hassle-free renovation option with many years of service.”

The investment was welcomed by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar.

“The decision by Bath Fitter Inc to choose Limerick for its first facility outside of North America, resulting in the creation of 42 new jobs, is a testament to the skills, talent and people of the Midwest. Through the July Stimulus and the work of IDA Ireland, we will continue to secure investment for every part of Ireland. I wish Bath Fitter all the best establishing here.”

Crucially, it is a win for the mid-west region said Mary Buckley, executive director of IDA Ireland.

“This decision by Bath Fitter Inc to establish its European Business Development Centre in Limerick demonstrates the confidence the company has in Ireland and the Midwest region.  The region’s proximity to Shannon Airport and Limerick Port also played an important part in Limerick being Bath Fitter’s preferred location. Today’s announcement is in line with IDA Ireland’s commitment to continue to win investments and jobs in regional locations,” said Buckley.

Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 11 August, 2020