It was announced today that BRE Global has established a new office in Ireland’s capital for its CE marking activities. With support from the Irish Government to apply for EU Notified Body status, its current activities under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and other directives will transfer across to the new company called BRE Global Ireland Ltd once the submission has been approved.
Plans are also underway to create a new test laboratory in the city later this year which will employ 15-20 local engineers, scientists and technicians to test a range of construction and fire protection products.
The facility represents a €3.5 million investment by BRE who see strong growth indicators in the global marketplace for independent testing, certification and CE marking, of construction and related products and materials.
Welcoming the announcement by BRE Global, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Heather Humphreys said, "I am delighted that BRE Global has decided to establish a new office in Ireland as a new base for its European activities and CE marking work, which will lead to the creation of quality jobs for Irish engineers and scientists."
She added, "Our skills base in key technical areas will help BRE move onto a new chapter of its expansion. Ireland will be an exciting new base for the company and I look forward to BRE developing Ireland’s reputation as a location for world-class and internationally recognised testing and certification work."