INDUSTRY NEWS: 20 May 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: Anord Mardix has announced that it has opened phase one of its new manufacturing facility in Ireland. 

The new purpose-built facility measures 91,000 sq/ft and is based at Tanola House, Coes Road, Dundalk.  Dundalk is the county town of County Louth, Ireland, located halfway between Dublin and Belfast.

This €4.5m investment represents a continued commitment to ensuring production capacity exceeds the requirements of clients now and into the future and is part of the overall long- term investment plan. It will bring the fabrication and assembly of their innovative power distribution equipment under one roof, along with housing global office functions.   

With nine manufacturing facilities across Europe, Asia and the USA, with more in development, Anord Mardix will continue to be a leading provider to the global data center industry and a vendor of choice to many of the world’s cloud computing / data center players.

“This is a new step for AnordMardix, as we bring our sub-assembly fabrication in house to create a ‘centre of excellence’ in Dundalk. With 100 years of collective experience in the industry, this is a huge vote of confidence in the local workforce.” says Global CEO, James Peacock. 

"Our production capacity will double and our new sheet metal and copper fabrication machinery along with a state-of-the-art powder coating paint facility, will rival those in any industry” continues Peacock “and bring our workforce to 250 in Ireland.” 

“In addition, this purpose-built facility will enable us to scale our production to meet the needs of our clients and reduced the time to market”

Officially opening the facility, Minister Paschal Donohoe says “I am privileged to be here to celebrate this occasion with Anord Mardix. The growth over the last 50 years is testament to the innovation they bring to this sector and a symbol of change across our economy. This new facility represents the commitment of the company to Dundalk and to local employees well into the future.

The data centre market has seen unpresented global growth year on year and Anord Mardix are not only meeting the needs of this new global economy but allowing global companies to see Ireland as a launching pad to Europe.

With global ambition and an existing global footprint, I’m excited to see growth over the next 50 years”

Congratulating Anord Mardix on the opening of its new facility, Kevin Sherry, Executive Director, Global Business Development said: “Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Anord Mardix over the past number of years in support of the company’s development in Dundalk. This is a company with global ambition using innovation to drive its growth and expand its reach in international markets, while building its resilience to challenges such as Brexit.

Enterprise Ireland looks forward to continuing to work with the Anord Mardix team as they expand and scale and we wish them every success in this new phase of development.”

In other news, James Peacock has been appointed as Global CEO of AnordMardix, as Kevin Finegan retires after 45 years of long-standing service.

Key Facts about Anord Mardix:

  • 9 World-Class Manufacturing facilities
  • 550,000sq/ft of production space
  • €4.5m recent investment in facilities
  • Operations in Ireland, UK, North America and Asia
  • 800+ staff globally
  • 150+ employees in Dundalk with a further 100 to be added by Mid 2020
  • Merger of Anord (Ireland) and Mardix (UK) was completed in 2018

About Anord Mardix:

Anord Mardix has stood for quality, innovation, reliability and safety in the critical power industry for decades. We are a global leader in critical power distribution and protection with operations in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Founded in 1969, Anord Mardix has a long-established presence in Dundalk securing long term employment for the local area and its associated supply chain for 50 years.  This success was founded around a switchgear offering that was known for its quality and pedigree

2018 saw a restructure of the company which brought many changes. However, Irish employee numbers have now surpassed previous 2018 levels and the reorganisation has allowed us to position ourselves to continue to be a prominent employer in the region, adding a further 100 positions by mid 2020.

For further information, please visit or contact Liz Kiernan, Marketing Manager, Anord Mardix on or +353 (0) 42 932 0500

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