Scaling robotics maker KAON creates 10 new jobs in Cork and Sligo

Scaling robotics business KAON Automation opens Cork facility as expansion of machine-building automation company continues.

KAON Automation, formerly Automation Technology, is creating 10 new engineering jobs for its machine-building team in both Cork and Sligo.

The company recently rebranded as KAON ahead of its move into the southern region.

“What we do at KAON matters. We are building machines that are saving and changing people’s lives”

KAON Automation, which employs 45 highly-skilled people mainly in the engineering sector, designs automated equipment – including high-tech robotic machines — for leading multinationals and large indigenous companies.

March of the machines

Noel Horgan, originally from Midleton in Co. Cork, has been appointed as KAON Regional Manager and is actively looking for new team members. The roles they are currently hiring for include: mechanical design engineers, controls engineers, electrical design engineers and build technicians.

“KAON has been growing and expanding over the past few years and needed more capacity so the decision to open in a new market to service the southern region was a natural move for us,” said Horgan. “The reaction from potential new customers in the region has been outstanding and we are currently hiring to deal with demand.

“We design and build machines from concept to completion so it is a very exciting place for an engineer to work. There is a physical outcome and that is very attractive to engineers. Anyone who is interested in working with us at KAON can.”

Headquartered in Sligo at a 3,000 square metre purpose-built premises in Collooney, KAON has opened the new 900square metre Cork facility at Little Island to support its customer base in the southern region of the country.  

It delivers high-quality, innovative and scalable custom-designed automation solutions for leading manufacturing companies globally including high-tech robotic machines to customers mainly in the MedTech, electronic and automotive sectors.

“We have changed our name to KAON Automation to reflect our growth and ambition for the future and have evolved our brand identity to take the company into a new era,” said managing director Dominic Finlay.

“But while our name might change, we are still as committed as ever to continuously improving our relationships and services to our valued customers and ensuring KAON is a great place to work.”

“We are also delighted to announce the opening of our Cork office to support our customer base in the southern region and are currently hired in both locations. What we do at KAON matters. We are building machines that are saving and changing people’s lives.”

Pictured at top: Dominic Finaly and Garreth Finlay

John Kennedy
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