INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 14 September 2018

E+I Engineering Ltd (E+I Engineering) has this week announced investment of €9.5m and that they will be creating 90 new jobs.

The international electrical engineering company has over 1,700 staff globally and has also invested in manufacturing bases in the USA and United Arab Emirates and works in over 40 countries around the world.

Irish headquartered E+I Engineering has unveiled a major jobs boost supported by the Enterprise Ireland - the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.

The Irish Premier, Leo Varadkar, has this week made an announcement at the company’s global hub in Donegal, in the North West of Ireland.

E+I Engineering is a global leader in the critical power distribution sector, manufacturing electrical switchgear, busduct systems and energy management software, for some of the most recognisable brands and technically advanced companies all over the world.

The new jobs and extension of the 215,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Donegal represents an investment of around €9.5 million by the company who now operate in over 40 countries around the world. Once completed, the company will have over 1million square foot of manufacturing space across several locations.

Since 2008, the company has operated in the Middle East as ‘Powerbar Gulf’ with the USA facility established in 2014 in South Carolina on the east coast. Today’s announcement is recognised as a statement of intent to grow the company around the world and into new markets and industries.

The new jobs created will include roles in engineering, project management, testing and production.

Philip O‘Doherty, Managing Director of E+I Engineering commented, “We have a proven track record of success and world-class expertise at E+I Engineering, and this new investment and new jobs boost will allow us to operate and win business in even more countries around the globe.

“Our success is down to the hard work and dedication of our staff who have been instrumental in keeping us at the forefront of the international market and helping us drive forward the next stage of our development.

“We know just how competitive the industry is, so we strive to be ahead of the game by generating high quality, skilled jobs and providing the most professional leadership in the many countries in which we work.

“Our strong focus and investment in Research and Development is vital to ensuring that we bring the best products and provide the highest level of customer service to any project that we are working on. Building on the announcement today, we hope to expand even further over the next few years.”

Irish Premier, Leo Varadkar added, “This is a fantastic boost for the North West by a company which is highly regarded here at home and around the world. These new high-quality skilled jobs, on top of the large numbers employed already, are testament to the hard work and dedication of an Irish company competing and winning in the global market place.

“All of these developments will help companies like E+I Engineering to continue to expand and attract more investment and employees. I wish everyone at the company the very best for the future endeavours and I will be looking on with interest as they continue to grow in the years ahead.”

Speaking at the announcement and opening of the newly extended manufacturing facility, Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said, "A key focus for Enterprise Ireland is to support companies like E+I Engineering to build scale and expand their reach internationally. E+I is a highly innovative Irish company with global ambition operating in a high growth sector. Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with E+I Engineering since 2004, supporting the company to scale in international markets to include the US and Middle East whilst creating employment domestically. Today’s announcement is a hugely positive development for the company and for employment in the North West region.”

About E+I Engineering:

E+I Engineering are a global leader in the power distribution industry with four manufacturing facilities in Donegal, Ireland, Derry, N.Ireland, South Carolina, USA and Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE. From their European headquarters, E+I Engineering has been built on providing quality and innovative solutions for all their customers worldwide including a wide range of blue chip companies.

E+I Engineering manufacture full power distribution systems including a MV and LV switchgear, busbar trunking, energy management systems and modular power solutions. This fully integrated power distribution system ensures that customers can deal with one expert supplier throughout their project.

For further information, please visit e-i-eng.com or contact Helen Canny, Business Development Manager, E+I Engineering Ltd on the following contact details:

Tel: +44 (0) 2871 353030 (ext 382)
Mob: +44 (0) 7870 886 186
Email: helen.canny@e-i-eng.com

Photo caption:  Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland speaks to staff at E+I Engineering about the company’s ongoing global expansion

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