100 new jobs announced for Little Island with laundry exansion

100 new jobs announced for Little Island with laundry exansion
Kings Laundry in Little Island will employ 200 people. Picture: Denis Scannell

MORE than 100 new jobs were announced for Cork this morning.

Kings Laundry added 100 permanent roles at its multi-million euro laundry facility in Little Island, with a further 40 seasonal positions due to follow later this year.

It comes as part of a €2 million investment into the state-of-the-art facility, which opened in June 2016 at a cost of €12 million with the creation of 40 jobs.

A number of seasonal roles have also been added to Kings Laundry's Dublin operations, bringing the company's total workforce to more than 550 by the summer.

The investment follows an 18% increase in business in 2016, with King's Laundry targeting a further 20% increase in 2017.

Kings Laundry, located in the Little Island Business Park, is Ireland's leading provider of laundry and linen services to the hospitality sector.

Robert McGovern, managing director at Kings Laundry, announced the new roles this morning.

He said, "When we first opened our new Cork operation, we gave a commitment to create 200 jobs within a two-year period.

"However, given the success of our business over the past year, we are now in a position to meet that promise twelve months early, which is an achievement we are very proud of."

Alan Murphy, sales director at Kings Laundry, said the company enjoyed huge success in 2016.

“2016 was a very successful year, we saw an increase of 18% in our turnover and we’re expecting this to increase further by over 20% this year," he said.

"This is down to winning significant new business across the country as well as driving efficiencies within our service offering. We operate the most modern and energy efficient facilities in Europe and have the capability of servicing 1.5m pieces of laundry in Cork, allowing further room to grow.” Kings Laundry first established its business in 2000 when it opened its first small operation. It moved to its current location in Tallaght in 2005 and has continued to see double digit growth since.

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