18 June 2012 – Texaco Junction 14 – the landmark motorway services site on the M7 – has today announced that it is to create 20 new jobs and invest a further €500,000 in expansion of the premises. The announcement was made at a special one year anniversary celebration of the locally owned Irish business, which was attended by Minister Michael Ring T.D. and Bobby Kerr, Gavin Duffy, Norah Casey and Niall O’Farrell of Dragon’s Den fame.
The site, which also includes the Spar, Supermacs and Insomnia brands, was opened last June by local businessmen and brothers Donal and Liam Fitzpatrick following an initial €7 million investment. The business has grown from 40 to 100 employees in this time and the owners are to begin recruiting for another 20 positions to be filled over the next six months. They are also due to begin works on site expansion, doubling capacity for Heavy Goods Vehicles - a group critical to Ireland’s import/export supply chain.
Pictured above (l-r) are Liam & Donal Fitzpatrick, Texaco Junction 14 Mayfield and Paul Sheehy, Area Sales Manager, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited.
Speaking at the event, Donal Fitzpatrick said, "We are very proud and thankful that the first year has been such a great success, testament to the commitment of our staff and our customers who have shown us the utmost loyalty and support.” Liam Fitzpatrick added: “On our part, there is a great desire to keep pushing the boundaries, not only to maintain our footing as the best motorway services experience on Irish roads but to keep building a successful Irish business which provides employment locally."
To coincide with the one year anniversary celebrations – which are set to continue for customers and motorists throughout this week - Junction14 Mayfield has also announced 1Life, the suicide helpline, as its official charity partner in which they have set out to raise €10,000 over the next 12 months.
Averaging 3,500 customers daily, the 24-7 site boasts its very own professional chef and baker. It caters for cars, vans, coaches and trucks travelling the country’s busiest routes between Dublin and Cork, Kerry and Limerick, providing essential motor side services to domestic and commercial customers such as 24-hour toilets and shower facilities, free WiFi access, and charging points for electric cars.
Notes to editors
1) Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand. There are approximately 230 Texaco-branded service stations in Ireland and more than 900 in the UK. Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited also provides aviation refueling services at Dublin and Shannon Airports, has an extensive commercial and industrial fuels business and holds an equity stake in four fuel storage facilities in the Republic of Ireland. For more information, visit www.texaco.ie
2) Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 21,000 people, and assets include 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons per year, and a 50-megawatt wind farm. Approximately 6,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada; and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Valero is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio. Please visit www.valero.com for more information.