The Engineering sector in Ireland is thriving with over 180 overseas companies generating €4.2 billion in exports annually across areas such as Industrial Products and Services, Aerospace, Automotive and Clean Tech. Indian companies Crompton Greaves and Deepak Fastners have established in Ireland.
The Engineering industry in Ireland is strong and vibrant. It supports a very broad range of companies in various fields and is a strong contributor to Irish exports.
The rapidly growing pressure to conserve energy and reduce the impact on the environment is driving an increased demand for engineering expertise to develop new techniques, materials and design.
Ireland has been highly successful in developing as an internationally renowned centre for medical technology. Highly skilled engineering is a critical facet of this success.
The application of engineering principles and design concepts to diagnostic and therapeutic medicine is steadily advancing as Ireland’s growth in the Bio Medical sphere continues to rise.
Ireland has a high concentration of ICT activity and is home to many of the world’s leading technology companies. This presence is supported by essential engineering needs, which help companies produce leading-edge products and services.
Seven of the top 10 Industrial Automation companies have operations in Ireland, including Siemens, ABB, and Emerson. Engineering is an essential element supporting this increasingly important sector.
The EU’s commitment to drastically reduce greenhouse emissions by 2050 has also seen Ireland develop as a hotbed for energy efficiency development.
The Engineering sector in Ireland has a long history of leading the way in development and design. An impressive 42% of companies and over 1,000 employees are involved in engineering research and development. In order to support this critical function, companies can engage with a number of research and technology centres that aid the development of new global products and processes.
The Engineering sector employs over 18,500 people directly and many companies have a long established base in Ireland. For example, the large German equipment manufacturer Liebherr set up its facility here in 1958. The synthetic diamond manufacturer Element Six is in Ireland since 1962. Industrial engineering firm Sulzer arrived in 1972. While ThermoKing, the manufacturer of transport temperature control systems, has been operating in Ireland since 1976.
Companies based in Ireland are involved in Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Services, Technology Solutions, Global Business Services and Research and Development.
Overseas engineering companies are located in a wide variety of locations, with over 70% of operations based outside of the main cities of Dublin and Cork.
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ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited celebrated its 30th Anniversary at its facility in Millstreet, Co. Cork.
ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited was founded in Millstreet Town, County Cork in 1988 as a manufacturing base of ALPS Customers in Europe. Today ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited employs over 700 people in Millstreet Town. The Facility has 56,000 square feet of world class manufacturing space and including SMT, moulding, decorative parts painting and lasering marking capabilities.
IDA Ireland today welcomes Bank of America confirmation that it has chosen Dublin as the preferred location for its principal EU legal entities following the UK’s departure from the EU.
IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Citi that Dublin has been chosen as one of a number of European locations for expansion as part of its Brexit response.
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