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It's business as usual as GT Exhausts continues to spark

BUSINESS AS USUAL...GT Exhausts is the largest independent exhaust manufacturer in Ireland and the second largest in the UK

THE directors of a leading Fermanagh car parts manufacturer have said it is "business as usual" as the company looks forward to a prosperous 2018.

GT Exhausts Ltd, the largest independent exhaust manufacturer in Ireland and the second largest in the UK, has moved to clarify concerns over the company's future.

It follows a report in the Irish News suggesting the firm may be closing down when, in fact, it was simply completing an historical restructuring process.

To the contrary the company, one of the largest employers in Fermanagh, continues to grow and has the confidence and backing of all staff.

"Despite what was reported in the media, as far as the management and staff of GT Exhausts are concerned it is business as usual," the directors said in a statement.

"Nothing has changed. We are in as strong a position as ever. We open the doors on 2018, bringing along our employees and existing customers and working as hard as always to move our business forward."

A leading manufacturer of exhaust and emission systems GT Exhausts supplies a range of more than 21,000 exhaust applications.

The long-standing Fermanagh firm was established in 1975 by entrepreneur, vehicle mechanic and dealer operator Gilbert Tunney MBE and has enjoyed strong success, completing expansions at their original factory on four occasions, before moving to a new purpose built plant in 2000.

Today GT Exhausts manufactures a vast range of exhaust systems and catalytic converters for cars, light commercial vehicles, 4x4's, agricultural and lift truck vehicles, generators and related fitting components.

In addition to the company headquarters and factory at Carran Business Park in Enniskillen, GT Exhausts has distribution branches at Donegall Road in Belfast and Aldridge in the West Midlands of England, employing close to 100 people.

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