Saturday December 7, 2019

Arab-Irish: Opening plenty of doors in Qatar

KCC Architectural survived the recession by making a strategic decision to expand into the rich Gulf emirate, writes Dave Boland.

30th March, 2014
Chris Kilpatrick, managing director of KCC Architectural, which recently signed several contracts in Qatar worth a combined €1 million. Picture: Maura Hickey

After Ireland went into recession, construction was at an all-time low - and there's no doubt that if we hadn't spread our wings, we wouldn't have survived, said Chris Kilpatrick, managing director of KCC Architectural, which recently signed several contracts in Qatar worth a combined €1 million.

An architectural supplier, the company grew from Ingersoll Rand's 1998 MBO, and specialises in door, access and safety hardware.

It recently secured a deal to supply door hardware and...

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