Topaz Invest €3 million In Dublin Airport Station

24/05/2013

Topaz are delighted to announce the details of a €3 million investment in their service station at Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport Station

The upgrade will transform the station into one of the most modern and best equipped in the country. Work on the new 100 square metre flagship site will begin later this month and is expected to be completed by September. About 100 jobs will be created during the construction phase while 20 people will be employed full-time once the 24/7 station is fully operational.

Topaz Marketing and Corporate Services Director Paul Candon said the company wanted to give customers, especially visitors to Ireland, a five star service.

“Nineteen million people travelled through Dublin airport last year – that’s over 50,000 a day – and not surprisingly our site there is one of the busiest in the country. We are renowned for our friendly and professional service but we also want to provide the most modern facilities in comfortable surroundings.”

“The investment by Topaz will revolutionise the forecourt offer at Dublin Airport and provide a much improved product,” according to Dublin Airport Authority’s Head of Commercial Revenue, Hugh Madden.

The upgrade of the facility and the employment that will be created as a result have also been welcomed by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar. “These new jobs are very welcome and I want to commend DAA for facilitating this investment in new facilities at the airport. The Government’s focus is firmly on job creation and it’s good to see State-owned companies playing a role.”

The new Topaz site will feature live Departure/Arrival information which will be very useful for travellers. It will also have a cafe, hot food deli, Wi-Fi internet access, Electric Vehicle charger, car wash and a pay at pump facility.

“Whether customers are having the first retail experience of their visit to Ireland or leaving our shores Topaz wants to ensure it’s a hugely positive experience. The facilities at Dublin Airport are improving all the time and this investment shows our commitment to enhancing the customer’s experience” Mr Candon said.

The new Topaz facility will be used not just by the travelling public, but also by the 15,000 people who work at the Dublin Airport campus. “Dublin Airport has a significant permanent population employed by DAA, our airline customers, car hire firms, aircraft maintenance businesses, hotels and a host of other ancillary activities and this new service station will be an excellent addition to the facilities onsite,” Mr Madden said.

DAA and Topaz have been working closely together on the planned revamp of the service station since Topaz was awarded the 15-year contract to operate the facility 14 months ago.

Pictured above: DAA’s Head of Commercial Revenue Hugh Madden, Paul Candon, Marketing and Corporate Services Director at Topaz and station manager Mari Nolan

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