On Thursday April 19th we welcomed a visit from H.E. Ambassador Peter Kok of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy in Dublin.

Ambassador Kok was accompanied with his colleagues Stijn Bijleveld, Brexit Policy Officer and Coen Boutesteijn, Economic Intern.

Carlow Chamber who launched the Chamber Trade Connections were represented by their President Yvonne Jones, CEO Brian O’Farrell and Director Eoin Kehoe.

IDA Ireland were represented by the South East Regional Director, Brendan McDonald and Business Development Manager, Siobhán McEvoy.

The guests were given a tour of the manufacturing facility by Joe Nolan, Chief Engineer and Paul Murphy,Production Manager.

Niall Browne, CEO spoke of the history of the Honing Beheer Group and its arrival in Ireland in 1980 when Dick and Loes Honing established Thermo Air Ireland.

Mariane Galpo, Joe Nolan,Fiona Fitzgerald,Coen Boutesteijn, H.E.Ambassador Kok, Stijn Bijleveld, Niall Browne, Brian O’Farrell,Joe Murphy,Eoin Kehoe,Brendan McDonald, Yvonne Jones and Siobhán McEvoy

Paul Murphy and Joe Nolan showing H.E.Ambassador Kok around the manufacturing facility

Paul Murphy and Joe Nolan showing H.E.Ambassador Kok some home heating units with Brian O’Farrell and Stijn Bijleveld

Paul Murphy, H.E.Ambassador Peter Kopk, Joe Nolan, Brian O’Farrell, Stijn Bijleveld, Coen Boutesteijn,Niall Browne, Siobhán McEvoy,Yvonne Jones, Eoin Kehoe & Brendan McDonald