Video footage of Tricel’s Job’s announcement with Minister Bruton

Take a look! – Highlights of the Job Launch with Minister Bruton on the 15th of May 2015



Kevin Lawson joins Tricel (Gloucester)

Kevin Lawson appointed as Managing Director for Tricel (Gloucester) 

Tricel are delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Lawson as Managing Director of our Gloucestershire manufacturing plant. Kevin-Lawson-Managing-Director-Tricel-Gloucester-115x115Kevin brings a wealth of experience with him, with a background in finance and operations. Kevin Lawson is a former director in SIG building systems, and prior to that the Managing Director of Aliaxis UK (Building Solutions). Kevin also held senior Director positions in GPS PE Pipe Systems, Glynwed Pipe Systems and GKN Kwikform Ltd. We wish Kevin every success in the role.

100 new jobs to be created across Tricel companies

100 new jobs are to be created by Killarney based manufacturing and engineering group Tricel with 40 of these to be situated in the company’s headquarters in Killarney. The new jobs, including graduate positions, will bolster the existing workforce of 250 based in Ireland, UK and France over the next 18 months and will strengthen operations in management, engineering, R&D, product development, marketing and manufacturing. The 40 new jobs in the Killarney HQ will be worth an extra €2.4m to the local economy.

This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

Tricel is a European leader in the development and manufacture of advanced and specialised composite products from water storage tanks and wastewater treatment systems to construction and building products as well as specialist moulding and filler products for the manufacturing and automotive industries. The new jobs also mean that the company will invest in more resources to facilitate its expansion across the company and it is hoped that many of the new graduate positions could be filled from local third level colleges in the Munster region.

Originally known as Killarney Plastics which was founded in Killarney in 1973, Tricel also established further operations in UK in 1993 and in France in 2011 from where it won ‘Best Irish Company in France’ award in 2012. From 2010 to 2013 the company saw growth of 57% with an extra 75 jobs created then and has forecasted turnover to double in the next four years. This will be achieved by the continuing expansion into new markets and through the introduction of new and innovative products into recently newfound markets throughout Europe, Middle East, Australia and the American continents.

Richard Bruton TD announcing 100 jobs at Tricel

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton with Con Snr, Mike and Robert Stack, at Tricel, Killarney at the announcement that 100 new jobs are to be created across the individual Tricel companies. (L-R: Robert Stack, Con  (Snr.) Stack, Minister Richard Bruton and Mike Stack)

Making the announcement today Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: “Jobs are growing in every region of the country – however they are growing faster in some regions than in others. That is why at the heart of our Action Plan for Jobs is acclerating jobs growth in every region. Key to this is creating a powerful engine of Irish industry – companies like Tricel, operating in manufacturing and engineering sectors, often family owned, have huge capacity to drive employment growth in every town and village of the country. We have put in place a range of measures over the past four years to support the growth of companies like Tricel right around the country, and we have seen impressive employment growth in these companies. Today’s announcement that Tricel is creating an extra 100 jobs, of which 40 in Kerry, is a huge boost for Killarney and for the whole South West. I wish Mike and all the team every success with this project”.

Tricel Managing Director Mike Stack said: “Our main success and expansion was actually fuelled by the recession in Ireland which had a detrimental effect on our Irish market which forced us to increase focus on our existing UK market and also on further export markets. We bucked the trend and backed ourselves by making a multimillion euro investment in R&D and plant & machinery within this period. Amongst our biggest business achievements during this time was the fact in 2007 we exported 5% of our turnover and were highly dependent on the Irish construction market. By 2013 our exports had increased to 70% of our turnover. This investment has led to continuous process and design improvements which have ensured our current and future success. Being a privately family owned business we pride ourselves in supporting the local economy and where possible, local manufacturers and service providers are the preferred supplier choice. We’re very grateful for the assistance we’ve received from the Government through Enterprise Ireland which has really helped us grow our business and exports to help create these jobs”.

The Stack family were keen to point out that a game changer and turning point for the company was when they made the decision to enter the environmental market with a domestic waste water treatment system. As the success of this product became apparent in Ireland they made the decision to manufacture it in modular form which would allow it to be transported overseas at a competitive cost. This eventually led to the decision to assemble the product in their Gloucester factory to service the UK market and to open a purpose built assembly factory in France to service the French market.

Tricel show cases range of road safety products at Traffex

The Traffex event each year attracts many companies and industry professionals. It displays, everything in international traffic management, intelligent transport systems (ITS), road safety, parking, road maintenance and transport infrastructure industries. Not only does this event give us the opportunity to show case our range of road safety products, it also gives us the opportunity to network with industry experts and gain some useful information. Tricel exhibits at stand number F80. The traffex event takes place in Brimingham NEC, on Monday 21st of April to Wednesday 23rd of April.

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Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Joan Burton visits Tricel (Killarney).

Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Joan Burton took the opportunity to visit Tricel (Killarney) whilst in Killarney for the Labour party conference.

Mike Stack Managing Director, accompanied her on a tour of the factory where she chatted with management and staff. She also took the time to watch the production process and listen to Tricel’s success story since it was established in 1973.

“Tánaiste Burton’s visit to Tricel (Killarney) offered her the opportunity to see our production processes first hand. It was very encouraging for our staff that she had taken the time to discuss their roles within the company” Mike Stack Managing Director

Tricel meets with Tánaiste (Deputy prime minister) Joan Burton visit Tricel (Killarney)
Con Stack Snr, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Mike Stack Managing Director, Senator Marie Moloney, Karen Connolly Digital Marketing Damian O’ Sullivan Engineering, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Mike Stack Managing Director, Robert Stack Director

Tricel exhibit at TerraTec

Tricel exhibit at TerraTec.

The TerraTec International trade fair takes place over 3 days (Tues, Wed, Thurs) in Leipzig, Germany. The fair will have over 300 international exhibitors from 14 countries exhibiting their products and services.

This trade fair provides us with a wide platform to showcase how our products, provide network opportunities and meet with colleagues in the industry.

“Over the 3 days we will meet many of our approved distributors and also meet with new potential companies who are interested in joining this network” Pat Reidy Business development manager.

The German wastewater treatment market is one of Europe’s most regulated markets. Each wastewater treatment unit installed in Germany must be regularly serviced and is tested annually for its performance. The Tricel Novo plant has achieved excellent results in these performance tests. This quality and reliability has helped Tricel become one of the fastest growing brands in Germany.

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James Butler; Commercial Director, Mareike Hehl; German sales exec, Pat Reidy; Business Development Manager, Lina Gerstmeyer; German executive.

Excellence in French Irish business

Tricel celebrates with past and present winners at the Excellence in French-Irish business awards. Tricel a past winner were among the 300 guests that attended the award ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday 27th of November. This award recognizes outstanding performance by companies in Ireland and France by the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce and NetworkIrlande.

Tricel a past recipient of the award in 2012, received another opportunity to network and catch up with past winners. We are also got the opportunity to meet with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D and M. Matthias Fekl, Secretary to the Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

M. Matthias Felk  & Robbie Larkin Tricel

M. Matthias Fekl & Robbie Larkin Tricel


Sinead Lonergan Enterprise Ireland, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny & Robbie Larkin Tricel


Ecomondo Trade Expo in Italy

Tricel have just exhibited at the 18th International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable development in Rimini, Italy. The expo, which spanned four days attracted over 100,000 visitors from both local and international markets.

“We are very pleased with the interest and positive feedback we received at the expo” James Butler, Tricel Environmental Sales Manager. “We are looking forward to working closely with these industry professionals in our continuing expansion in Europe”

Tricel is continuing to lead the way in the domestic wastewater industry in Europe. In recent years it has had huge success in many regulated markets including Germany and France. It is now a recognised brand leader with many regulators and authorities in the wastewater field.

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Tricel Exhibition at Ecomondo Trade Expo Italy

Picture: James Butler; Environmental Sales Manager, Ambra Romanazzi; Italian representative, David Cotter; Business Development Engineer

Behind the scenes – Entrepreneur of the year

Behind the scenes – Entrepreneur of the year


Tuesday afternoon was met with great excitement due to the Ernest & Young film crew (Loosehorse) descending on Tricel for footage of the company and the staff for the entrepreneur of the year awards taking place in October.

Initially Mike Stack who has been nominated in the International category for Entrepreneur of the Year, was interviewed for an hour in the Tricel film studio, Aka meeting room 2, following this a tour of the factory ensued showcasing Tricels various products with the crew filming all stages of the production process. Lastly a second in depth interview with Mike Stack was conducted in the Board room.

There are 24 entrepreneurs nominated in total across three categories which include: Emerging, Industry and International.

The winners from each of the three categories as well as the overall winner will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards Gala taking place in Dublin on October 23rd. The overall winner will then go on to participate at World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monte Carlo in June 2015.

Exciting times ahead for Tricel Managing Director Mike Stack, we wish you all the best of luck!

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Belgian license awarded to Tricel Novo


Belgian license awarded to Tricel Novo

Tricel has reached another milestone for their market leading wastewater treatment plants in attaining the Benor Certificate (Belgian licence). Tricel are now the only company to hold the Benor licence, DIBt Zulassung (German licence), French Agrément (French licence), EN12566-3 (European Certification) for the Tricel Novo wastewater treatment plants.

Tricel initially met with Certipro, who are the test house charged with issuing the Benor Certificate, in early 2013. As part of the licence Certipro visited Killarney in March of this year for a comprehensive factory audit. It included analysis of the production of raw materials, manufacturing processes, quality control, traceability, technical specifications and water testing of random stock samples. Certipro also conducted site visits to plants already installed in homes taking samples to ensure the plants are operating correctly.


Certipro will continue to periodically inspect the manufacturing processes here at Tricel to ensure the standards of quality are maintained.

As the certification process is so rigorous customers can be confident that the Tricel Novo wastewater treatment plants are manufactured to the highest standards. The Benor Certificate covers a range of plants from 1-50 PE which are used for individual family homes as well as small developments.

“We are proud to have obtained the Benor Certificate and look forward to achieving further milestones and growing the Tricel brand further” Pat Reidy Business Development Manager.

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Pictured with the recently acquired Benor certificate L-R: Dr. Richard Keegan Competitiveness Department Manager, Enterprise Ireland; Richard Stack, Tricel Director; Nicola Nic Pháidín, Senior Development Adviser Enterprise Ireland; David Cotter, Tricel Business Development Engineer; James Butler, Tricel Environmental Sales Manager.