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History of Quinn Building Products

Since it was first founded in the 1970’s, the Quinn group of companies has grown into one of the most successful manufacturers of building products in the UK and Ireland.

From its humble beginnings when its origins lay in the supply of sand and gravel to local builders and farmers, it has now transformed into a multi-national business with an impressive portfolio of products.


Quinn Group was founded in 1973 in Derrylin, Northern Ireland and traded in quarry aggregates then developed its product range to include readymixed concrete and manufactured its own concrete blocks.


With this successful base as its foundation, the company quickly enjoyed wider national success and in the 1980’s saw the establishment of a rooftile factory, a precast concrete factory and a 0.5 million tonnes per annum cement works.


The 1990’s saw further expansion with additional operations comprising Quinn Lite Pac, manufacturing polystyrene insulation products; Quinn Tarmac, a bituminous tar manufacturing plant and Quinn Lite; an aircrete block manufacturing plant.


In 2000 Quinn opened is second cement works in Ballyconnell, County Cavan in the Republic of Ireland. Quinn had taken its success across the boarder and now operated in both Northern and Southern Ireland. This new plant gave Quinn the capacity to produce in excess of 1.3 million tonnes of cement per annum.

In 2004 the Group commissioned the building of a further new factory on Ballyconnell to manufacture and distribute PIR insulation. Today this plant is one of the largest manufacturer of PIR insulation in the UK and Ireland.


In 2014 the Quinn Group separated some of its divisions and Quinn Industrial Holdings Limited was formed to control two of the key divisions within the Group; Quinn Building Products Limited and Quinn Packaging Limited.

Quinn Building Products encompasses all of the core building material operations within the Group, including;

  • Quinn Cement
  • Quinn Lite
  • Quinn Lite Pac
  • Quinn Precast
  • Quinn Quarries
  • Quinn Rooftiles
  • Quinn Tarmac
  • Quinn Therm

Quinn Packaging is a leading producer of Rigid and Flexible Food Packaging in the UK and Ireland and its range of products include; Thin Gauge Sheet, Dairyspread Containers, Meat/Poultry Trays, Blownfilm and Silage Wrap.