In recent years, Enterprise Ireland has invested in both the expansion of facilities and new product development in this company in an effort to maintain its competitiveness. The agency has also worked closely with the company to develop new export opportunities.
However, it is understood that increasing costs have adversely affected the competitiveness of the company's products in its main market, Europe, where demand is also affected by seasonal factors. As a result, the company has decided to close for six weeks commencing on 20 February, 2004. Enterprise Ireland will be meeting the company to review the situation.