EnerMech to grow staff to 170 people in Athlone

Athlone base provides solid ground for EnerMech to win global business.

Engineering and manufacturing services player EnerMech is bringing 170 new jobs to Athlone.

EnerMech has already taken on 110 people locally in the past year and will add 60 full-time jobs including 10 apprentice openings.

“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”

The expansion cements the firm’s commitment to the Athlone region and its growth drive across new sectors and geographies.

Bringing its five decades of engineering and manufacturing experience to bear, EnerMech has already delivered several campaigns from the site, including providing its services to a large semiconductor project for a world-leading North American company.

Business progression

“The launch celebrations mark the end of a successful first year for EnerMech in Ireland,” said Christian Brown, CEO of EnerMech.

“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.

“Coming together with IDA Ireland the Irish government, and clients to officially launch the site is a proud moment for the company and staff.”

Building on the long-term sustainability of its business in the region, the company now employs over 110 employees locally, including five local apprentices on the Pipefitting Apprentice Scheme, delivering a broad spectrum of capabilities across specialist engineering disciplines to support project construction and deli very.

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

“These 170 new jobs will be a real boost, and really underline Ireland’s growth as an international advanced manufacturing hub,” Tanaiste & Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar said.

“EnerMech has a remarkable 50 years of experience with a global presence in 23 countries. We will continue to work hard to create the right environment to attract such world-class companies to all parts of the country. I wish the team all the very best and trust they will be very happy in their new community.”

In addition to growth in core markets, the move further supports the company’s global diversification drive as it eyes expansion in infrastructure, renewables, power, energy, and hi-tech industrial sectors, a key growth area for EnerMech across the globe.

The Ireland base is another step forward for the company in this goal, as the facility is home to the company’s first ISO-certified cleanroom. This additional capability supports high purity welding and pipework manufacture, a key element in the semi-conductor, pharmaceutical and food industries.

“The establishment by EnerMech, a global integrated solutions specialist, in Athlone is terrific news for the Midlands region and beyond,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.

“This investment is strongly aligned to IDA Ireland’s strategic pillars of Impact and Regional Development.  I wish EnerMech every success with this investment.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.