Modular Automation Unveils a €3m Expansion at its Shannon Facility

5th September 2016

Modular Automation
Pictured are Martin Dolan, Commercial Director, Modular Innovation and Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland

Modular Automation, a leading supplier of automation solutions for Medical Device and Technology multinationals, today (Monday, 5 September 2016) opened a €3m expansion at its Shannon, Co Clare headquarters.

The enhanced facility, which was constructed by Nautic Building Co and designed by architect Noel Kerley, was unveiled by Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon.Modular Automation, a leading supplier of automation solutions for Medical Device and Technology multinationals, today (Monday, 5 September 2016) opened a €3m expansion at its Shannon, Co Clare headquarters.

The expansion doubles the company’s footprint in Shannon to 50,000 sq. ft., and includes a state of the art Innovation Centre and Technology Lab.

The new Innovation Centre strengthens Modular Automation’s position as the preferred partner in the delivery of high performance automation and robotics solutions for its growing client base.

This project is part of a strategic growth plan, which also involved the opening of a subsidiary in Florida in 2015, and coincides with the company’s 30-year business anniversary.

Modular Automation, who now employ 110 people, has experienced significant growth over recent years and this has resulted in the generation of many highly skilled positions. 

To support future growth, the company is recruiting for talented engineers ranging from apprentices to junior and senior level engineering roles. 

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CEO, Mike Lane commented: “The expansion project is a strategically important investment in the growth of our business. Investing in our facility in Shannon was an easy decision; our talented team and a high-quality innovative offering give us confidence that we will continue to win projects in Europe and the US.

Commercial Director, Martin Dolan added: “Everyone at Modular is proud and excited to share our expansion plans. We have experienced incredible growth and have doubled our team in the last 3 years. We recently opened a sales and service subsidiary based in Florida, 50% of our revenue now comes from exports and the investment in this expansion is essential for us to maintain this momentum.”

Enterprise Ireland CEO, Julie Sinnamon said:Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Modular Automation over the years and I warmly congratulate them on their latest expansion. As a significant employer in the Shannon region, it is a great pleasure to watch this innovative company go from strength-to-strength, growing a strong customer base internationally and recruiting people at home. Enterprise Ireland will continue to work with the company as they expand in global markets and we wish them every success for the future”.

About Modular Automation

Modular Automation is an award winning leader in the delivery of technologically advanced turnkey automation solutions as well as the management of large integration projects.  Its multinational client base includes many well-known brands from the Medical device and Technology sectors. 

Modular Automation has grown from a base in Shannon to become recognised as an international leader in the automation industry, the company has experienced significant growth and now employs 110 people.  To support its international growth plans they opened an office in Jacksonville Florida last year.

A reputation for delivering high-quality automation equipment combined with a strong customer base has afforded this indigenous Irish company steady growth both at home and in international markets, particularly in the US. 

Modular Automation has been recognised for the third year running as a Best Managed Company, this award recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance.


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