Pictured at the new €3m Charleville site Kevin Rice, General Manager, Amber; Wesley Morrissey, Amber Charleville Store Manager; Liam Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Amber; Michael O’Sullivan, Area Manager, Amber and Gerry Condon, General Manager, Amber. (Picture: John Sheehan)

As part of a €7.9m investment programme, Amber has opened its €3m state of the art site in Charleville.

The 500 square metre site will support 38 full and part-time positions in the Charleville area, bringing the total workforce within the Amber Group to in excess of 250 employees.

Other projects within the investment programme included the upgrading of sites in Fermoy, Glounthaune and Horse & Jockey, and the development of a new site in Tipperary Town.

Managing Director Liam Fitzgerald, who founded the business in Fermoy in the 1980, expressed his delight at the opening of the Charleville site and his confidence at Amber’s ability to bring impeccable service and value to the Charleville area.

“As a family–run business, we have always insisted on family values within Amber, facilitating the fostering of strong long-term relationships with customers, suppliers and staff. This ethos has served us well and has brought strong growth opportunities to us over the last three years. I am thrilled with the result,” he said.

Amber currently supplies diesel and petrol products to 45 sites across nine counties, with further growth plans for the company on the horizon. To ensure uniformity of quality across these sites, all fuels are stringently tested to comply or exceed current Irish and European standards and requirements.

Speaking on the Charleville site, Liam added: “We’ve had our eye on Charleville for some time. Our team has vast experience in analysing a site for the necessary conditions for success and we feel that Charleville has ticked all the boxes.”

The state of the art service station offers fuel, a seated restaurant, ample parking, toilet facilities, an ATM and a solid-fuel centre with car wash facilities due to open in the coming weeks.