Topaz, one of the country’s largest fuel and convenience retailers, has secured the future of two petrol stations which were set to close in Westmeath.
In November the company invested €350,000 in two sites in Mullingar and Athlone. The sites are located on Patrick Street in Mullingar and on the Ballymahon Road in Athlone. Twenty four people are employed in these sites.
Topaz marketing and corporate services director, Paul Candon, said the company was very pleased to be in a position to expand its network and to protect employment across three counties.
“As a fully Irish owned and managed company we know the importance of job generation and protection, especially in the current environment. We have ambitious plans for all five sites and we are looking forward to providing an excellent service to the local communities where they are based.
While current market conditions are challenging, Topaz is continuing to grow its business. With turnover at €3bn, 1.8million transactions every month, and a network of 328 sites nationwide employing over 1,600 people we are looking forward to the future with confidence,” Candon said.