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Press Release 13 Oct 2014

Roscommon - October 13th 2014 – Colour merchandising company Color Communications Europe Ltd., based in Castlerea, is to add 20 new jobs.  The parent company, Color Communications Inc., was founded in Chicago in 1972. Color Communications Europe Limited was set up in September 1993 in the Co. Roscommon town.

The company is at the forefront of global colour merchandising, manufacturing colour sampling tools for paint, wood-stain, automotive and paper. Color Communications’ R & D successes include several patented processes.

The 20 extra workers will be taken on over the next five years.

The expansion of the company’s Irish operation is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

“This support will allow us to upgrade the skills of our existing staff and to train some 20 people into new roles over the next five years, keeping us abreast of fast-changing technology in the sector and safeguarding our ability to compete effectively in a very competitive market.”

Company Director Michael O’Donohoe

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton said “This is a significant boost for Co Roscommon. A key part of the Government’s jobs plan is to ensure that the recovery that is underway is felt right across the country, and we are putting in place a range of measures to support regional jobs growth. Today’s announcement that Color Communications is creating 20 jobs in Castlerea is good news for Roscommon, and we will be working hard to ensure that we can see more announcements like this across the country in the coming months.”

IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan said “This news today from Color Communications Europe Ltd. is a good example of the kind of growth that is taking place in established companies across the country. Supporting growth in employment in well established companies of this type in the regions is an important focus for IDA and we welcome this news and wish Color Communications Europe Ltd. continued success.”

About the company
For more information, Color Communications Europe Ltd - www.cci-ireland.com/

Media contacts:
Ellen Lynch, Regional Press, Communications & PR Executive 087 4112084 ellen.lynch@ida.ie
Conor Quinn, Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation 087 3743783 conor.quinn@djei.ie

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