The €9.2m investment is being described as a "real boost".
170 new jobs are being created as a multi-national engineering firm comes to the midlands.
EnerMech is officially opening its first facility in Ireland in Athlone today.
The engineering and manufacturing solution company will create 170 job opportunities over the next three years.
The €9.2 million investment is being made in the IDA Business and Technology Park in Athlone.
Global integrated solutions specialist @Enermech invests €9.2 million in first Irish facility to support growth in new markets and announces 170 jobs for Athlone https://t.co/7tn47u1nzN pic.twitter.com/2C6jTuiJHR— IDA Ireland (@IDAIRELAND) September 8, 2022
Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar said;
“I’m really pleased to welcome EnerMech to Ireland and in particular Athlone, which is a fantastic choice of location for this substantial investment. These 170 new jobs will be a real boost, and really underline Ireland’s growth as an international advanced manufacturing hub. EnerMech has a remarkable 50 years of experience with a global presence in 23 countries. We will continue to work hard to create the right environment to attract such world-class companies to all parts of the country. I wish the team all the very best and trust they will be very happy in their new community.”
Robert Troy's replacement as Minister of Trade Promotion, Digital & Company Regulation, Dara Calleary added;
"I’m delighted that EnerMech have chosen Ireland for this expansion which will create 170 jobs over the next three years. EnerMech’s new facility in Athlone is well positioned to serve the thriving engineering, biopharma and MedTech clusters in the region and beyond. These roles, across a range of specialist engineering disciplines, will provide a fantastic opportunity for the highly skilled and talented workforce our country has to offer. I wish the team every continued success in this new chapter.”
Building on the long-term sustainability of its business in the region, the company now employs over 110 employees locally, including five local apprentices on the Pipefitting Apprentice Scheme, delivering a broad spectrum of capabilities across specialist engineering disciplines to support project construction and deli very. These numbers are expected to rise to a further 60 full-time job opportunities including a further 10 apprentice openings in the near future.
Christian Brown, Chief Executive Officer at EnerMech, said;
“The launch celebrations mark the end of a successful first year for EnerMech in Ireland. Our new facility opens a number of doors for us as we look to deliver more projects from this base as well as build on our existing work across a diverse mix of end markets.
“This healthy mix of business progression demonstrates our multi-discipline capabilities are being more widely recognised and valued in new ways across the board.
“Coming together with IDA Ireland the Irish government, and clients to officially launch the site is a proud moment for the company and staff.”
While CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan commented;
“The establishment by EnerMech, a global integrated solutions specialist, in Athlone is terrific news for the Midlands region and beyond. This investment is strongly aligned to IDA Ireland’s strategic pillars of Impact and Regional Development. I wish EnerMech every success with this investment.”