Manufacturing Sector in Leitrim

Leitrim and Manufacturing

Leitrim has a growing export orientated indigenous companies operating medical technology sector and wood processing sectors. A number of manufacturing companies have based their operations in the County demonstrating the viability of Leitrim’s manufacturing sector and Leitrim’s reputation for high quality overseas manufacturing companies.

Opportunities in Manufacturing

There is a range of manufacturing businesses based in Leitrim. The areas of manufacturing which have already being successful in Leitrim include:

  • Medical Devices
  • Wood Veneer
  • Door Skins
  • Car Mirrors
  • Paint
  • Road Repair Machinery
  • Farm and Industrial Buildings

Examples of Companies/Projects in Forest Sector in Leitrim

Archway Products Ltd located in Jamestown, County Leitrim design and manufacture specialised state of the art road repair machinery. With the development and production of the Roadmaster(r) range, Archway Products are now the market leaders in road repair and maintenance machinery and velocity patching technology.

In 1996 Archway Products identified an opportunity to manufacture road repair machinery, in particular in the area of velocity road patching. By the year 2000 the Roadmaster(r) was ready for manufacture, complete with patents and CE compliance. They employ 14 full time staff in their production facility which covers 7,200 square feet, with a new office premises on a site of 1,500 square feet.

Useful Contacts for Forestry in Leitrim

Leitrim- One Call to Success 353 (0)71 9650496

Role of Local Authority in Manufacturing

  • The Local Enterprise Office is based in the offices of Leitrim County Council and it offers a range of supports to businesses including the Forestry and Energy  sector e.g. mentoring, training, financial and information supports.

  • Each local authority has a role in planning -  free pre planning meetings are available to discuss projects and provide information on what is required.