Topaz announce €6.5M Dublin & Limerick investments
Two investments worth €6 million by forecourt brand Topaz will result in new jobs for Dublin and Limerick.
The forecourt retailer said it has “transformed” the landscape of Citywest, in CoDublin with the launch of its ‘City Avenue’ Topaz station, creating 18 new jobs for the surrounding area.
The €3 million site is part of an extensive investment program by the company. In the last 18 months, Topaz said it has invested half a million euros in team training and development.
The retailer said it has significantly enhanced its Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development and Communications and Engagement programmes, winning a number of industry awards in the process.
A similar investment of €3 million and the creation of ten new jobs is also planned for a state-of-the-art forecourt in Ballysimon, Co Limerick.
Officially launching on Wednesday April 20, the redeveloped site at Ballysimon will – like City Avenue – feature free Wi-Fi access, café seating, a healthy food offering, Ad Blue pumps, and barista coffee.
The City Avenue site will also feature Topaz’s Re.Store convenience concept, combining artisan food using Irish-sourced ingredients and quality coffees.
Making its Dublin debut at Topaz City Avenue is Mexican food experience, Cantina. The second to open in Ireland, it will offer a menu boasting Mexican food favourites.
Speaking at the launch Niall Anderton, Topaz managing director said: “Today is very significant for Topaz with the addition of 28 new team members to our 2,000 strong staff across Ireland.
“It also signifies our continued intent to lead the Irish forecourt industry not only in terms of investment but also our offering. Both stations will see two new Re.Store café’s added to over 100 Re.Store’s we opened in the last year demonstrating our ongoing commitment to consumers by offering a revolutionary forecourt experience at forecourts nationwide.
“Today also marks the official arrival of Cantina in Dublin, the first Mexican taquería as part of a forecourt offering in Ireland.”