Athlone research company hopes for future expansion

A global market research company which employs 130 people at its premises in Athlone says it hopes to expand the workforce further in the next few years.

NPD Group which employs 1700 people at 27 different locations around the world has recently signed a long-term lease on a new building in Athlone.

The company gathers data on consumer spending from industries which include beauty products, toys, sports and fashion footwear.


NPD located in Athlone seven years ago with a workforce of just six people and has grown that to 130 currently.

Dermot Ainsworth General Manager at the Athlone site says the company are very happy to have decided to locate in the midlands, as opposed to the larger urban areas around the country…