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Marine outfitter MJM Group opens branch in Poland

MJM Group chief executive Gary Annett (left) with Pruszcz Gda?ski mayor Janusz Wróbel

MARINE outfitter MJM Group has established a presence in Poland with the opening of an office in Gdanski.

Based in Pruszcz Gda?ski, the office will be primarily a design and administrative hub which will support key activities and projects at the company's headquarters in Newry.

Gary Annett, MJM Group chief executive, said: “We have a long and proud association with Poland. Many of our employees in Northern Ireland are originally from Poland and we have very strong Polish supply chain, so we're delighted to open an office in Pruszcz Gda?ski and cement our relationship with the country.

“MJM Group has recorded significant growth over recent years which has seen our workforce and our global reach strengthen. As well as expanding our operation in Northern Ireland, we have opened an office in Southampton.

"Launching a branch in Poland is part of our global expansion plans and a reflection of our commitment to attracting a talented pool of people and a robust supply chain from there and other EU countries.

"As the UK continues to navigate its way through the Brexit negotiations, it's prudent for MJM Group to expand our reach to ensure we have the resources to continue to grow as a leader in the global marine outfitting market.”

Pruszcz Gda?ski mayor Janusz Wróbel said: "We're pleased that MJM, a company which has been linked to the Pomeranian region for more than 10 years through its support of our local supply chain, has now decided to establish a permanent office in our city.

"Pruszcz Gdanski, which is within the Baltic Investment Zone, has become one of the most important locations for foreign investments in the region thanks to our infrastructure. We are at the intersection of the A1 motorway and close to an international airport which makes us an attractive location for leading global companies to invest.”

MJM Group has refitted some of the world's largest cruise ships. This year it completed its first ever contract in China and currently has a strong pipeline of projects for 2019 and beyond.

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