Kingspan named as one of Ireland’s top 10 most valued brands

16 March 2018 Kingspan Group
IR_F_KR_KG HQ, Kingscourt, Ireland, Office area_(05)
It was announced today that Kingspan have been named in the Brand Finance ‘Ireland’s 10 Most Valuable Sector Brands’ league table.
Kingspan’s Group Chief Executive Gene Murtagh commented, saying:
Today, the Kingspan brand is synonymous with a forward thinking, holistic approach to construction–continually redefining the possibilities for our built environment.
Valuation consultancy Brand Finance releases an annual report on the world’s most valuable brands and compiles the top runners into league table. They put thousands of the world’s biggest brands to the test each year taking into consideration their brand value and strength.
Simon Haigh, Managing Director, Brand Finance Ireland, commented:
Ireland’s home-grown brands are worthy ambassadors for the Irish economy, which saw an
impressive 7% increase over the past year. Their strong reputation derives not just from
successful marketing campaigns, but because they create authentic value for their customers.
This year, Kingspan experienced very strong brand value growth, up 26% from last year to €700 million, while at the same time making a large number of strategic acquisitions globally.
Brand Finance state that:
As part of these acquisitions, Kingspan will gain access to a number of new technologies to complement their existing insulation development work, especially in a market, which is continually seeking improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Brand Name Sector Brand Value (EUR b) 2018 % Change Brand Value (EUR b) 2017 Brand Rating 2018 Brand Rating 2017
1 1 Guiness Beers 2.1 +5% 2.0 AA AAA-
2 4 Allied Irish Banks Banks 1.9 +40% 1.4 AA- AA-
3 2 Primark / Penneys Apparel 1.8 +1% 1.8 AA+ AAA-
4 3 Ryanair Airlines 1.6 +4% 1.5 AA+ AA+
5 7 Smurfit Kappa Eng. & Con. 1.2 +6% 1.2 AA AA-
6 8 DCC Oil & Gas 1.1 0% 1.1 A A
7 5 Bank of Ireland Banks 0.9 -30% 1.3 A+ AA-
8 9 Jameson Spirits 0.8 +3% 0.8 AA AA
9 10 Ardagh Group Eng. & Con. 0.7 +6% 0.7 A+ A+
10 12 Kingspan Eng. & Con. 0.7 +26% 0.6 A AA-

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