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Taoiseach opens new EI Electronics development as jobs set to be added

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TAOISEACH Mícheál Martin was at EI Electronics in Shannon today, where he officially opened the company’s new 10,000 square metre facility.

The company are locally owned and one of the biggest employers in Clare, while they expect to add around 200 more staff over the coming year.

When construction on the new facility began in 2020 they predicted that the development would allow them “to significantly expand our teams and current production capacity over the coming years, as well as deepening our ties with the local community and region.”

The new development provides provides additional Manufacturing Capacity, R&D, and Office Space.

The continued success of EI Electronics was lauded by Clare TD Cathal Crowe, who welcomed the fact that its headcount will increase once again. “Today’s announcement by Chief Executive of EI Mick Guinnee is a hugely positive endorsement of Shannon, Clare and the Midwest region as a whole,” said Deputy Crowe.

“The Shannon Free Zone is proving time and time again to be a solid place to do business and EI’s success here is testament to that. These jobs will be filled over the next 12 months and I can’t let this opportunity pass without commending Mick Guinnee and his team.

“EI has been operational in Shannon for over 55 years and the firm has long been a stalwart for enterprise and employment in the region but even more importantly have been wonderful at giving back to the community over many years now.”

“I’m very grateful to Mick and his management team for the positivity they bring to the Shannon community in general and not just with today’s announcement.

“The company is a fantastic one and they have always had my full support in all of their endeavours and will continue to do so.”

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.