Sean Quinn to challenge Kingspan in insulation market

Sean Quinn, the Irish entrepreneur whose interests range from insurance to glass packaging, is planning to build an insulation plant in County Cavan to produce polyurethane boards. The move will bring…

Sean Quinn, the Irish entrepreneur whose interests range from insurance to glass packaging, is planning to build an insulation plant in County Cavan to produce polyurethane boards. The move will bring Quinn into direct competition with Cavan-based insulation manufacturer Kingspan in a product category important to Kingspan in the UK market and increasingly in the Irish market. Meanwhile, the announcement in late September 2003 by the Irish glass-bottle manufacturer Ardagh that it is to re-enter the Irish market is being seen as a reaction to news that work is due to begin on Quinn Glass“s UK manufacturing plant. Quinn Glass is planning to begin work on the EUR 175 million plant in Cheshire (northwest England) in the next few weeks.