Bourns brings 35 new jobs to Cork

Electronic components manufacturer Bourns opens new operation in Cork in response to rising electric vehicle and renewables demand.

Global electronics manufacturer Bourns is to create 35 new jobs in Cork over the next 18 months.

The business has opened a new office along with an electrification lab in Cork in response to demand for its power electronics and sensing solutions.

“The time is right to expand our team in Cork to satisfy increasing demand for our products and technical services support”

Bourns will hire 35 new employees over the next 18 months to fill Application Engineering, Development Engineering, Project Management and Marketing Management positions.

Driving the future

The expansion comes on the heels of a steep rise in demand for power saving components in the renewable energy and electric vehicle sectors.

In response and as a valuable resource, the new Cork electrification laboratory is available for the testing and development of next-generation high performance electronic components.

“The time is right to expand our team in Cork to satisfy increasing demand for our products and technical services support,” said John Kelly, Power Division President at Bourns. “We have seen that demand increase dramatically particularly driven by the need for more efficient electronic components for electric vehicles, solar panels and more.

“Our new electrification laboratory is a vital new resource for the testing and development of these essential components, helping manufacturers reduce charging times for EVs and other battery-based applications, thereby expanding their range.”

California-headquartered Bourns has been at the forefront of engineering innovative power solutions that help advance the development of fast-charging EV networks, high energy storage technology and many other evolving electrification applications.

“We are excited to continue investing in our facilities and people in Cork to fulfil the needs of our customers while helping to contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future,” said Al Yost, President and COO at Bourns.

“I am extremely proud of our team in Cork that has played a pivotal role in supporting and growing our international customer base for more than 30 years. Their success has set the stage for further expansion and the need to strengthen our team. We see this new office and the creation of these new roles as a demonstration of our commitment to fully support Ireland and the surrounding region, ensuring we continue to deliver outstanding service and the highest quality advanced products to our customers.”

Main image at top: James Harrington, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Bourns; Al Yost, President and Chief Operating Officer at Bourns; Simon Coveney, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and John Kelly, Power Division President at Bourns 

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