Modular Automation announces a €2m expansion plan and the creation of 30 new jobs

By Business & Finance
13 March 2015
Martin Dolan, commercial director, Mike Lane, managing director, and Shane Quilligan, operations director
Martin Dolan, commercial director, Mike Lane, managing director, and Shane Quilligan, operations director.

Modular Automation has announced a €2m expansion plan to facilitate the growth of its facility in Smithstown, Shannon. This project will deliver a state-of-the-art automation innovation centre and will result in the generation of 30 high-skilled positions.

This investment announcement demonstrates Modular Automation’s continued strong commitment to the Shannon region. Every machine developed by Modular Automation is designed, built and tested at their Shannon facility. Modular are currently operating from a 25,000 sq.ft factory at Smithstown Industrial Estate in Shannon, the expansion will add an additional 22,000 sq.ft.

Martin Dolan, commercial director added: “Over the past 29 years, Modular Automation has grown from our base in Shannon to become a recognised leader in the automation industry. Our reputation for delivering high quality solutions combined with a strong customer base has afforded us steady growth. We’ve been busy growing our team and we now employ 94 people. We want to maintain this momentum and to support this we will recruit a further 30 high skilled engineering positions over the next two years.”

Construction is expected to commence in May with final completion in late 2015 (subject to planning). Modular Automation are currently recruiting and have a number of exciting opportunities ranging from apprenticeships to junior and senior level engineering roles.

It has been a busy month for Modular Automation who were named as one of Ireland’s ‘best managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme on March 6th.

Dolan commented: “We are absolutely delighted and honoured to win Deloitte’s Best Managed Company Award for the second year running. The award testifies that our business model and strategy is proving successful. It gives us great satisfaction to receive an award that recognises the efforts of the company and all its employees. We know that ultimately it is our customers who will benefit from the dedication and commitment of our people.”