Kirchhoff celebrates 30 years of manufacturing in Letterkenny

Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes and Siptu President Jack O'Connor were among the guests at a function this morning to mark the 30th anniversary of the Kirchhoff Automotive Plant in Letterkenny.

The gathering was told that at a time when manufacturing in the North West has traditionally struggled, this factory continues to prosper, making component parts for several international car manufacturers.

The company's CEO Arndt Kirchhoff said there's always been a high level of communication and cooperation between management and the workforce, and that's been a major contributor to the firm's success.

He says the Irish operation has put itself in a very good position...........

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