Antrim based, Jans Group has announced a major expansion programme and £10m investment with the establishment of four new companies, and the creation of over 150 new jobs by June 2022 – doubling the company’s existing workforce.
In 2019 Jans acquired a composites business from the Wright Group and established an impressive 10,000 metres square facility in Caulside Drive, Antrim. The Group developed multiple products during this period, building on excellent engineering and technical knowhow within the company. At the start of 2021 and with order books open for the new products, the Group’s Board decided to launch four new companies to allow for accelerated growth of each of their product lines. Each business was established with leading industry based managers, and these managing directors began building a strong team with a customer centric focus with innovation at its core. Building on the strong advanced materials and transport knowledge Etrux Ltd, a sustainable focused lightweight commercial vehicle business was formed to bring an evolution to lightweight, high quality commercial vehicles, while establishing a manufacturing base in Antrim and a sales and leasing team in England.
The next business established was Jans Off Site Solutions LTD, which constructs modular buildings for the leisure and residential market. With a growing customer base across these product businesses, Jans Finance was launched to support their clients in uncertain times with various purchase and leasing options which has proven a key to driving these two companies forward. Elsewhere and to further enhance the customer experience and market reach, Jans then launched a retail offering in Boucher Road, Jans Lifestyle Ltd, which provides an outlet for existing product ranges but also develops a unique customer experience with camper van sales and rentals, garden rooms and a full range of lifestyle products, which is aimed at enhancing people’s quality of life in the great outdoors.
Ronan Hamill, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jans Group said: “In 2019, there was an opportunity to take what we did and create something much bigger which was rooted in the community. This opportunity has grown exponentially with the formation of various companies under the Jans Group brand, which includes our initial company, Jans Composites. We expect these companies to perform very well in the future and have set an ambitious target to achieve a £50 million turnover in the next five years.”
“Our main aim behind the establishment of Jans Group was to broaden our customer base, bring innovative new products to market.”
Since its establishment in 2019, Jans Group has experienced solid progression and Ronan believes the Group’s innovation will help drive its projected future growth. “In terms of innovation, we’re leading the way with our electric commercial vehicles, smart lodges and light weight composites. Likewise our sales of our campervans in particular have been performing very well.”
The Jans Group has a number of positions currently available from operations, finance to purchasing.