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£1.8m boost opens doors in Lisburn jobs market

The £1.8m investment by Lisburn-based ASSA ABLOY will create 27 jobs.

A company that designs, makes and installs doors and windows for the commercial and custodial markets is creating 27 jobs in Lisburn with a £1.8m investment.

ASSA ABLOY’s growth plans at their Lisburn plant will bring the total workforce there to 132.

Its portfolio of projects already includes the likes of the Shard, the Olympic Stadium, Heathrow Airport and multiple sites across London Underground.

“We are extremely proud of our facilities here in Lisburn and our management team are committed to developing our business in the Lisburn & Castlereagh area,” managing director Brian Sofley said.

“There is a real appetite from our group to invest in our growth plans for the future and to create a Centre of Excellence for door production in the UK and the current period of growth places us one step closer to this.”

We are part of the ASSA ABLOY group employing 45,000 worldwide, currently ranked in the top 100 most innovative companies by Forbes, and our plant in Lisburn is an integral part of this success.

– Brian Sofley, ASSA ABLOY

Mr Sofley added: “As the business expands, we are keen to offer skilled apprenticeships and to work with the council and local college, SERC, to ensure our plans will benefit the local economy.”

Chief Executive of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Dr Theresa Donaldson, said: “We are delighted to learn of ASSA ABLOY’s expansion and the boost to our local economy with the creation of skilled positions.

“The commitment the business has shown to growing their businesses within our council area is extremely welcome and encouraging.

“As a council, we work closely with our business sector in promoting economic growth and attracting inward investment so we are encouraged by this latest news.”