Celebrating 25 Years at KORE

by Lisa Downey | Jun 30, 2022
KORE Insulation celebrates 25 years in business at the Hotel Kilmore in Cavan

This year, KORE celebrates a quarter of a century in business as an award-winning expanded polystyrene insulation manufacturer. 

KORE, formerly known as Airpacks Ltd., was founded by Tommy Brady, Helen Brady and Jimmy Macken in 1997, with a 60ft x 190ft factory in Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan, manufacturing expanded polystyrene insulation boards. 

In 25 years, KORE has grown exponentially to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility of over 56,000 sq/ft, with 80 employees, and a full suite of insulation solutions for floor, wall and roof applications, including Ireland’s only NSAI approved Insulated Foundation System, and EPS solutions for civil engineering applications such as void formers and void fillers.

Sustainability and innovation are at the forefront of KORE’s future plans to meet the growing demands of the construction industry with sustainable EPS, while striving to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. 

KORE celebrates a proud milestone

KORE honoured this milestone with an event for all our employees at the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan, with celebratory presentations from each department, and speeches from company directors Noel Brady, Caroline Ashe Brady and Pauric Kavanagh. 

We recognised the hard work and dedication of our employees with some special prizes and awards, including an outstanding long service award to Tommie Cusack for 25 years at KORE, and Terence Galligan for 24 years. 

KORE would like to thank all our employees, partners, customers, family and friends who have supported us over the years. We look forward to the next 25, striving to be the best!

“It’s an honour to gather with our employees on this momentous occasion, celebrating 25 years of KORE. From humble beginnings with just one insulation product and a handful of employees, to a full suite of products and 80 staff members working towards our goals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank every employee for their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm, without them we wouldn’t be where we are today. To our partners and customers, thank you for trusting in our abilities and supporting us as we develop and pivot within the industry. To Tommy and Helen, thank you for creating a company that has changed the insulation industry in Ireland, one where our products can be found in every county in Ireland, and hopefully world wide soon, thank you for taking the chance, and bringing success to Kilnaleck, and all of us. Here’s to 25 more years of growth and success.”

Caroline Ashe Brady, Commercial Director