Harald Schwarzmayr: ready for the business upswing.

Brick maker adds Irish sales centre to its network

Published:  23 March, 2010

NORTHERN IRELAND: Wienerberger has opened its first dedicated sales and distribution centre in Belfast. The company said the move reflected its confidence in the future of the Irish market.

As a result, customers will be able to access the full Wienerberger range of products, including its portfolio of Terca facing bricks and pavers and Porotherm its innovative clay block walling system. In line with its other European centres, the new operation will also incorporate a modern showroom.

Commenting on the news, Wienerberger UK managing director Harald Schwarzmayr said: "Although the Irish market has seen a new low in 2009, we believe that the time is right to make sure that our business is ready for the upswing. "Our breadth of product ranges, our technical expertise and our market penetration across Europe has helped us to weather the storm and take strategic decisions about the future.

"Ireland has traditionally been a strong export market for us and we look forward to working with local distributors and merchants to maximise our impact on the market as and when it begins to recover."

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