EnerMech to create 170 new jobs in Athlone with €9.2 million investment

The new jobs come off the back of a €9.2 million investment in the company's Irish operations
EnerMech to create 170 new jobs in Athlone with €9.2 million investment

Kenneth Fox

Integrated solutions specialists EnerMech has officially opened its first facility in Ireland, creating approximately 170 jobs over the next three years.

The new jobs come off the back of a €9.2 million investment in the company's Irish operations.

The facility is located in IDA Ireland’s Business and Technology Park in Athlone and has been operational for the past year.

Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar said he was especially pleased to welcome EnerMech to Athlone, describing the town as 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," the Tánaiste said.

The company employs over 110 employees locally, including five local apprentices on a Pipefitting Apprentice Scheme.

These numbers are expected to rise to a further 60 full-time jobs, including 10 further apprentice openings, in the near future.

Chief executive at EnerMech chief executive Christian Brown said Thursday's launch mark the end of a successful first year for the company 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."

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