Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

Laois is centrally located in the very heart of Ireland and is ideally suited for national & international manufacturing, transport and distribution.

First Ireland Spirits manufactures and bottles Irish cream as part of Quintessential Brands Group. The group provides private label, ready serve drinks (pre-mixed), and contract manufacturing, bulk spirit production and sales and distribution services. With company is the second largest supplier of own label gin, vodka and Irish cream in the Uk and distributes 3.5 million cases per annum to European countries and the US. Based in Abbeyleix bottles Irish cream liqueurs for 33 countries including O’Mara’s the no.1 Irish Country Cream in the US. Clients include Tesco Spar, Walmart, Costco Wholesale, Woolworths, Aldi, Intermaché Super.

Based in Mountmellick Standex employs 5,400 people in the US and 7 other countries including Ireland. The Hydraulics group has two sites in Laois and manufactures pumps for vending machines with global applications.

Alpha Wireless are a Laois based company that build and provide carrier grade antenna solutions to a variety of international customers. The company is scaling successfully through Enterprise Ireland supports and the connectivity Laois offers as a location both nationally and internationally.