From modest beginnings in 1973, the Quinn Group has grown into one of Ireland's top companies with a track record of success in the diverse industries it has ventured into. The Group's philosophy is built around our core principle of 'Strength through Diversity'. Our activities support and reinforce each other, opening up opportunities for us to add value to our basic products to benefit our customers. They give us unique insights into new market developments, allowing us to spot trends early and to respond to new customer demands with products of continually improving quality. The benefits that a diverse manufacturing and service group can deliver to customers depend on skilled, conscientious staff, a high level of technological investment, an enterprising approach to opportunity, and dedication to customer service. Our commitment to our workforce is equalled only by our commitment to customers. As in the past, the Group sees the development of a highly skilled and motivated workforce as vital to its continued success in the years ahead. The Group's philosophy is to invest in the people who make us what we are, develop career paths for them and allow new generations of staff to come through and lead us to higher levels of success. The second ingredient is the Group's commitment to investing in new technology throughout our operations - whether it is the control systems in our manufacturing plants, the back office systems in our hotels or the software which drives the direct insurance operations. The commitment to new and improved technology ensures that we continue to provide the highest quality products to our customers in the most efficient way available. Quinn Group has consistently, over a thirty year period, been an innovator in its market segments. The philosophy of Quinn Group has always been to grow and diversify, to seize opportunities as well as demonstrate a responsible approach to the environment. And the purpose is, as always, to ensure that customers get what they need when they need it. No matter what the end product may be - whether it is the production of cement or glass containers, a stay in one of the Group's hotels, or the provision of insurance cover - Quinn Group continuously strives to provide it's customers with quality products and top class service at a competitive price.