Global manufacturing giant Ryobi has expanded its operations at Kilroot Business Park.
The Japanese firm, which makes components for the automobile and electronics industries, now occupies 79,500sqft at the 60-acre site, marketed jointly by Lisney and McConnell Chartered Surveyors on behalf of London-based Canmoor.
The presence of one of the world’s largest and best-known manufacturing firms further cements Kilroot Business Park’s reputation for providing world-class industrial facilities.
“We are delighted that Ryobi has leased further space, taking the company up to a total of 79,500 sq ft within the park,” said Andrew Gawley, associate director at Lisney.
“With limited space in Belfast-based industrial parks such as Dargan, Duncrue and Mallusk, and the short commute time to Belfast, Kilroot is an attractive offering, while the opportunity for a design and build of new units adds further to the site’s potential.”
Rory McConnell, director at McConnell Chartered Surveyors, said:
“Canmoor has been very proactive since acquiring Kilroot Business Park and has undertaken various works which have added to the attractiveness of the park.
Ryobi MD David Watson said: “We are very pleased to take the opportunity to expand our CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining capacity within the Kilroot site.
“It represents a major long-term investment for Ryobi in the machining and quality assurance activities required to support recently-announced new business contracts.”