Tricel announces the acquisition of Finol Oils who are located in Dublin, Ireland. Finol Oils provides lubricant and maintenance products across a wide range of industries including Automotive, Commercial, Agriculture, Construction, Marine, Motorcycle, Industrial and Food manufacturing, further diversifying Tricel’s product portfolio. The new acquisition adds 22 professionals, along with 9 area sales managers to Tricel’s workforce strengthening its technical capacity and capabilities in the distribution of Lubricant & maintenance products in a diverse number of industries. With the recent addition of Finol Oils to Tricel’s portfolio this acquisition further positions Tricel as a leading distributor of lubricant and maintenance products in Europe.
Tricel have added the CE certified Anua range of wastewater treatment plants to their Environmental sector. The successful acquisition includes the assets, rights, trademarks and intellectual property related to the Puraflo and Platinum range. These treatment plants use little to no energy, are odor-free and their operation is very simple. Bord Na Móna have entered into a long term contract with Tricel for the supply of the peat fibre which is key to the functioning of the Puralfo range.
In May 2015, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton announces the creation of 100 new jobs at Tricel. 40 of these are to be situated in the company’s headquarters in Killarney. The new jobs, including graduate positions, will bolster the existing workforce of 270 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.
In March 2014, KMG headed by its founding company Killarney Plastics will undergo a rebrand which will see companies within the groups existing structure renamed to Tricel. The new companies in this rebranding venture include: Killarney Plastics now Tricel (Killarney) Fibreglass Sales (UK) Ltd now called Tricel (Newry) Ltd, Gloucester Composites Ltd now called Tricel (Gloucester) Ltd and finally Tricel now called Tricel Poitiers SAS
In March 2013, Cavus, a range of recycled structural chamber systems and access covers was launched by KMG Company Gloucester Composites Limited.
In October 2012, the group will launch a new range of bodyfillers under the brand KMG ProWorx for the automotive repair industry.
In 2012, KMG Group added a new sand polishing filtration system called Sandcel to their Tricel range. This is for the Irish market. Tricel was also awarded the allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassung des DIBt, the German Certification to sell Tricel wastewater treatment systems in Germany.
In early 2011, the KMG Group was granted a French Government Licence for its Tricel Sewage Treatment Systems. As a result, a European factory was opened inPoitiers, France to manufacture the Tricel waste water treatment systems for the French market, which has created 15 new jobs.