Irish Aluminium Company

Iralco or the Irish Aluminium Company[1] is the former name of a car parts manufacturer situated in Collinstown, North Westmeath. The company was one of the longest-established manufacturers in Ireland and was initially established in 1964 by Franz Pohl, a German entrepreneur.

Old Irish Aluminium Company signage at the plant's Mullingar Road entrance

It produces components for car manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Ford, Seat, Volkswagen, Volvo and Jaguar.[citation needed]

In August 2008 the company was taken over by C&F Automotive Limited,[2][3] and in 2018 was sold to Decotek Automotive Limited.[4][3] At the time of the 2018 sale, it had approximately 390 employees.[3]


  1. ^ "Iralco, Ireland, Irish, Meath, automotive industry, automotive components, steel, steel bending, patent process". Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Big jump in profits for firm that rescued car parts plant". The Irish Times. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Westmeath Examiner - BREAKING: C&F; Automotive Limited sale announced". 7 September 2018. Archived from the original on 7 September 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  4. ^ "C&F Group sells car parts division to its managing director". independent. Retrieved 12 August 2021.