Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; Midland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 October 2003
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Up to 250 jobs will be created in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, over the next 3 years in a joint venture between Coillte and an Austrian company, Griffner Haus. Each has a 50% stake in Griffner Coillte, which will design, manufactures and market timber-framed buildings. At the moment the company employs 18 people, and this is set to rise in the first year to 60, with full production envisaged within 3 years, with 250 people. It will employ skilled and semi-skilled workers, including carpenters, in production and construction, alongside office staff.


  • 4 October 2003: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2003), Griffner Coillte, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 60259, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60259.