Xerotech to create 50 new jobs in Galway

Galway business Xerotech has seen a surge in demand for its advanced battery systems.

Claregalway manufacturer Xerotech is to create 50 new jobs in response to soaring demand for its products.

The company is embarking on a significant expansion of its Claregalway manufacturing facility.

“The last decade has been centred around electrifying cars, but this decade is going to be about how we electrify everything else from 400-ton mining dumpers to road sweepers to boats”

Roles include line operatives, executive assistants, design engineering, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, injection moulding, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding and automation.

Expansion is no shock

Xerotech, founded in 2015 and headquartered in Galway, is a leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion battery systems for use across construction, agriculture, mining machinery and various other applications.

The company has already increased their headcount significantly since 2020 with a diverse workforce, which includes over 40% international employees.

The announcement of this hiring ramp comes as no surprise to those who have been following Xerotech’s journey. The company has seen a surge in demand for their products, especially in the non-road mobile machinery sector where the company has emerged as leader in the supply of configurable battery systems already working with global OEMs.

“The last decade has been centred around electrifying cars, but this decade is going to be about how we electrify everything else from 400-ton mining dumpers to road sweepers to boats. Xerotech is leading the world in this space with customers in many parts of the world,” explained Dr Barry Flannery, founder and CEO of Xerotech.

“We are eager to add global top talent to our team, driven by our latest expansion at our facility here in Galway.”

The company is continuing to expand its operations in the Claregalway Corporate Park, with the addition of further buildings and construction of extensions and alterations and expects to exceed an 80,000 sq. ft. footprint by mid-2023. The company has continued to scale aggressively since its inception in 2015,

The excitement about the growth and expansion of Xerotech is further echoed by Leo Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Ireland: “Xerotech is one of Enterprise Ireland’s fastest growing portfolio companies and has rapidly established itself as a leader in off-highway electrification.

“Xerotech’s growth significantly enhances Ireland’s ambition to be a key player in the global race to electrification. This company is also a showcase for what can be achieved by a driven and ambitious team creating cutting edge new products and building advanced manufacturing capability right here in the West of Ireland.”

Welcoming the jobs announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, added: “It’s always fantastic to see an Irish company to do well. Xerotech’s growth has been phenomenal in the past couple of years. Batteries are absolutely crucial to our plans to stop climate change. We will be massively increasing our reliance on wind and solar renewables for energy which by their nature are unpredictable and intermittent.

“Batteries will help give us security of supply. The vast majority of our vehicles will be battery powered too, and countless other items that run on fossil fuels now. I know Xerotech has global ambitions and has already seen massive international growth. I’m sure this is only the beginning. The very best of luck to the entire team.”

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