Mayo-based clothing company Portwest has acquired a second business in Australia. 

This follows the company's acquisition of the Australian company Prime Mover Workwear for €7.5m earlier this year. 

Portwest said today's deal for the unnamed company will double its turnover in Australia to over €20m a year

Headquartered in Westport in Co Mayo, Portwest employs 2,100 people and sells in 110 countries worldwide.

It specialises in the design and production of flame-resistant and high-visibility work-wear, rainwear, protective footwear, hand protection and personal protective equipment. 

Portwest's main centre of production is in Bangladesh with over 1,600 employees and it recently opened a second factory in Myanmar.

The company also today announced the building of a new corporate headquarters at Westport which will cost over €10m. It said the new office will allow for the growth in staff numbers over the next few years.

News of the Australian deal was made today at an Enterprise Ireland business lunch in Melbourne, attended by 200 business leaders from Ireland and Australia.

The lunch was part of the Enterprise Ireland trade and investment programme to Australia.