Modular Automation announces creation of 100 jobs as part of major expansion
13 January 2020
Modular Automation, a leading supplier of automation solutions for medtech multinationals, has announced plans to create 100 jobs by 2023, supported by Enterprise Ireland
Vivian Farrell, CEO, Modular Automation
Modular Automation, a leading supplier of automation solutions for medtech multinationals, has announced plans to create 100 jobs by 2023, supported by Enterprise Ireland.
The company also announced that it will expand its facility in Shannon, Co Clare, with the acquisition of eight acres of land for future development and 60,000 sq ft of ready-to-go production space to support immediate capacity requirements.
Dedicated to medtech manufacturing sector
Modular Automation is an Irish business that is dedicated to the medtech manufacturing sector and now has more than 25 years’ experience in this highly regulated space.
The expansion and job growth supports a growing demand for their advanced automation solutions for the global MedTech sector. The company is well regarded by its customer base including Johnson and Johnson, Stryker and Boston Scientific.
Ireland is the second-largest exporter of medical devices in Europe and nine of the 10 worlds’ top medtech companies are based here which means Modular is perfectly placed to serve their automation needs.
“Our team has doubled in the past five years to more than 170 employees and due to growing demand, we now plan to create another 100 jobs over the next three years.
Substantially expand facility
“We are also investing to substantially expand our facility to give us the capacity to deliver more for our customers both at home and across the US,” said Vivian Farrell, CEO of Modular Automation.
Modular opened a subsidiary in Jacksonville, Florida, allowing the company to expand its reach in North America and to be located closer to their customers.
Its team have developed innovative custom automation and build to print solutions for the highly regulated medical device industry. Modular integrate the latest, cutting edge technology to deliver manufacturing efficiencies for their customers.
“This investment enables us to grow our technology and innovation programs focused around the development and implementation of advanced automation technologies. These are key enablers for our medtech customers to advance their manufacturing processes and systems,” said Shane Cooke, engineering director.
The expansion will also include an innovation lab to demonstrate and develop the latest automation technologies which will facilitate their new and existing customers to remain competitive.
Minister for Trade, Employment and Business Pat Breen said: “Modular Automation is a wonderful example of an Irish company connecting successfully on a global scale. I would like to congratulate them on their continued expansion and commend the global ambition of this indigenous company to compete at the highest level, supplying to some of world’s largest MNC’s.
“This expansion and the announcement today of 100 new high-quality jobs is very welcome news for the Shannon area and illustrates the capacity of the Mid-West to become a regional hub for innovation and technology. I wish Modular Automation every success for the future.”
Stephen Creaner, executive director, Enterprise Ireland, said: “Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Modular Automation, both in Ireland and internationally since its establishment.
‘Clear global ambition’
“It is a great example of an Irish company, headquartered in Shannon with a clear global ambition that is building its scale and expanding its reach internationally and growing its base of new high-quality jobs in Ireland.
“Through its commitment and investment in innovation, the company has successfully positioned itself to be a global leader in automation solutions for the growing medtech sector.”
The Modular team consists of project managers, electrical, controls, design, build, quality and validation engineers, technicians and apprentices. The future growth plans will see each of these areas grow along with other support roles within the business.
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