TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has announced 90 new jobs at E+I Engineering Ltd in Donegal.
Announcing the jobs boost, the Taoiseach was also joined by Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland and Philip O’Doherty, Managing Director of E+I Engineering.
E+I Engineering Ltd. is a global leader in the critical power distribution sector, manufacturing electrical switchgear, busduct systems and energy management software, for some of the most recognisable brands and technically advanced companies all over the world.
This major jobs boost, supported by Enterprise Ireland, is the latest in a series of Research and Development projects which began in 2004. The R&D projects have been rolled out across E+I Engineering’s manufacturing facilities in the United Arab Emirates and South Carolina in the USA. E+I Engineering currently employ 1,700 staff globally, with just under half in the North West of Ireland.
The new jobs and extension of the 215,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Donegal represents an investment of around €9.5 million by the company who now operates in over 40 countries around the world.
The new jobs created will include roles in engineering, project management, testing and production.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today, “This is a fantastic boost for the North West by a company which is highly regarded here at home and around the world. These new high-quality skilled jobs, on top of the large numbers employed already, are testament to the hard work and dedication of an Irish company competing and winning in the global market place.
“The Government is investing heavily in regional development, through Project Ireland 2040, our €116 billion investment plan. In Donegal, it means, for example, improved road transport including the development of the N56 between Dungloe and Glenties and between Mountcharles and Inver Road. It means reduced congestion in Letterkenny through a new dual carriageway and bypass and improved services in Letterkenny hospital.
“All of these developments will help companies like E+I Engineering to continue to expand and attract more investment and employees. I wish everyone at the company the very best for their future endeavours and I will be looking on with interest as they continue to grow in the years ahead.”