Workplace products and solutions distributor Lyreco is expanding its Irish operation by investing €34m in a new facility in Rathcoole in Co Dublin.

Lyreco Ireland currently employs 94 people and the opening of its new facility in Dublin is expected to create an additional 50 jobs.

The expansion of the company's operations here is expected to contribute to a doubling of sales turnover in the next two to three years, embedding Lyreco's commitment to the Irish market.

Lyreco has had a presence in Ireland since 1970.

The company partners with both private and public sector clients in retail, industry, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and education, as well as satisfying the growing demand for home office and hybrid working.

It stocks over 7,000 products in their Dublin distribution centre, with many available for next day delivery, and has access to over 3,000 additional products which are available for delivery within 48 hours.

These products span 18 categories including general office stationery and supplies, cleaning and catering, hygiene and personal protective equipment, technology and much more.

Michael Milward, Managing Director of Lyreco UK and Ireland, said the company's new premises is part of an ambitious expansion plan in Ireland that will see the company increasing its partnerships with its customers, helping them to adapt to the changing face of how we all work and provide them with workplace solutions that help them to achieve their sustainability objectives.

"By investing some €34m, we are pledging our future to Ireland showing the depth of our ambition in this market. Expanding our business with our new facility will create more than 50 new jobs, while significantly expanding our range of partnerships with Irish producers," Mr Milward said.

"We have been quietly supporting and improving Irish businesses for the past half a century, but today's announcement shows that we are ready to move onto the next level. Lyreco are here for the long haul and we're looking forward to playing our part in the transition to an exciting new way of working and doing business for the good of our people and our planet as demonstrated through our Lyreco Goodness approach," he added.