Fuel retailer Maxol is to open its first new service station in two years in April of next year.

The €3.75m station will be located in Rathnew, Co Wicklow and will include the ability for customers to pay at the pumps.

It will also have a deli capable of seating 32, as well as a car wash and ROSA Coffee outlet.

20 new jobs will be created when the 1.45 acre site opens.

The Maxol Group had a turnover of €660m last year and employs 1,000 people here directly and indirectly.

It has a network of 236 service stations across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, 115 of which are owned by the firm itself.

It aims to increase this to 120 by next year.