Major Naas company seeks permission for big development

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Well known Naas company seeks permission for major development

Kildare County Council will assess the plan

A well known Naas company wants to build new manufacturing units and offices on the outskirts of the town.

Dennison Trailers is one of the oldest businesses in Naas and is based on the Johnstown side of the town at Maudlins Cross, near the “big ball” monument.

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The company is seeking to build administration offices and industrial units within four new buildings on a site at Ladytown, Naas.

It’s seeking planning permission for a two storey building housing admin and staff facilities and a second two storey building, which will accommodate staff facilities, parts storage, a lorry trailer service area and an innovation centre.

It also wants to make articulated lorry trailers in a separate single storey building.

A third two storey building would house an “interactive space” for clients and customers.

Dennison was established in 1964 and its website says it has manufactured 50,000 trailers.

In 1977, the family owned firm says it became the first and only company in Ireland to develop and manufacture its  own tractor units, producing 250 Dennison trucks over four years at a site in Co Dublin.

The company also has a base in Lancaster, England.

Dennison Trailers was contacted for comment.