Antrim company announces £10m investment creating over 150 jobs

  • Jans Group has announced a major expansion and £10m investment that has seen the establishment of four new companies, and will see the creation of over 150 new jobs for the local area by June 2022.

    In 2019 Jans acquired a composites business from the Wright Group and established a new home in a 10,000 metres square facility in Caulside Drive, Antrim. 

    The Group developed multiple products during this period, building on their engineering and technical knowhow within the company. At the start of 2021 and with order books open for the new products, the Group’s Board decided to launch four new companies to allow for accelerated growth of each of their product lines.

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    Each business was established with industry based managers, and these managing directors began building a strong team with a customer centric focus with innovation at its core.

    The company formed a sustainable focused lightweight commercial vehicle business, , Etrux, to bring an evolution to lightweight, high quality commercial vehicles, while establishing a manufacturing base in Antrim and a sales and leasing team in England.

    The next business established was Jans Off Site Solutions LTD, which constructs modular buildings for the leisure and residential market. Jans Finance was launched to support their clients in uncertain times with various purchase and leasing options which has proven a key to driving these two companies forward.

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    Elsewhere and to further enhance the customer experience and market reach, Jans then launched a retail offering in Boucher Road, Jans Lifestyle Ltd, which provides an outlet for existing product ranges but also develops a unique customer experience with camper van sales and rentals, garden rooms and a full range of lifestyle products, which is aimed at enhancing people’s quality of life in the great outdoors.

    Ronan Hamill, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jans Group said, ““Our main aim behind the establishment of Jans Group was to broaden our customer base, bring innovative new products to market and build a business that would support the livelihood of those who work there. Occasionally, those towns outside Belfast can be forgotten about but we want to make Antrim a centre for innovation, creativity, opportunity, and expansion. We know that Antrim and the surrounding districts have very skilled workers, and our desire is to provide a working environment that is progressive, forward thinking and innovative for those people.”

    The Jans Group has a number of positions currently available from operations, finance to purchasing. More details can be found at

     Source: Written from press release.

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