Joint venture will bring quality, long term housing solutions to Ireland

5 Jun , 2019  

SG Modular UK Limited and Brian Conneely & Co sign agreement for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in Ireland.

Brian Conneely & Co and the UK/Turkey modular house manufacturer SG Modular UK have signed an agreement to deliver modular and mobile homes to Ireland through a new joint venture based in Ireland.

During the launch of the Modular Advanced Kit Structures (MAKS) and factory visits in Turkey Brian Conneely & Co and SG Modular committed to found a new joint venture, SG Conneely MMC, for the turnkey delivery of the latest modular technology in Ireland. As well as homes, the joint venture will also deliver a wide range of utility systems including retail, education and mobile solutions. The establishment of the new company is subject to the completion of business registration procedures. The joint venture will be located in Ballinasloe, where both partners will together create a new head office.

The urgent need for quality, long term housing solutions and the growth of MMC is a key element of both partners continued strategic development within Ireland. Today’s move follows the Ireland Housing Agency Framework Award to SG Modular for modular and mobile homes in December 2018. It is another significant step towards the growth of both companies.

Stephen McQueenie, founder and CEO SG Modular, said: ‘This venture represents a new level of cooperation and early adoption of new methods and business practices. This strategic partnership is a clear win-win for SG and Brian Conneely & Co, enabling us to contribute to Ireland’s ambitious plans to deliver quality and safe homes.’

Declan Murphy, Director of Brian Conneely & Co, said: ‘The strengths and expertise of both companies complement each other well. Our experience as a successful construction specialist in the country, coupled with SG Modular’s proven track record in modular systems, enables us together to drive the growth of MMC.

‘With our joint approach, we can quickly scale up production and increase efficiency in this developing market. Importantly the partnership brings together the latest technology, operational delivery capability and local know-how.’

Ali Osman Kavakdan, Chairman SG Modular, said the venture opened a new chapter in Ireland-UK and Turkey cooperation. He added: ‘Together we share a commitment to deliver new and modern methods of construction which will have long term positive social impact. With the combined strength of both partners, our new joint venture will form part of the solution for contemporary, well designed and highly engineered homes.’