The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has announced 90 new jobs at E+I Engineering Ltd. in Donegal today
The company is a global provider 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.
Speaking today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, "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."
CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon added, "E+I is a highly innovative Irish company with global ambition operating in a high growth sector. Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with E+I Engineering since 2004, supporting the company to scale in international markets including the US and Middle East, whilst creating employment domestically. Today’s announcement is a hugely positive development for the company and for employment in the North West region."