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The rapid global expansion of Monaghan warehousing innovators Moffett Automated Storage has led to the announcement of 30 new specialist roles at the company at the recently completed new head office facility in Monaghan.
Thanks to a growing client list now spanning 10 countries, the company now plans to bring its automated warehouse hardware to even more customers. Their pacesetting pallet storage and retrieval system is controlled by proprietary software also developed in-house by the Moffett team.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar congratulated Moffett Automated Storage for their investment.
“It’s great to be in Clontibret today to officially open Moffett Automated Storage’s new head office, which will create 30 new jobs for Monaghan. The company really is going from strength to strength, and I know that is thanks in a big way to its commitment to constantly innovating and looking at how to do things better. The team and the talent in the business is obviously a major part of its success too. I look forward to seeing what’s next. The very best of luck to the entire team.”
The business is the brainchild of Sam Moffett and has achieved its success in just five years from launch. Sam is the son of renowned engineer Robert Moffett, who founded the international Irish-headquartered forklift brand Combilift.
Moffett Automated Storage MD Sam explained that his business has gained a global reputation very quickly thanks to its proprietary approach to a growing problem for warehousing: “Along with the system to move, track and organise pallets, we developed software to help solve many of the problems faced by companies who have a need to store and access palletised stock fast.
“The system, by design, delivers superb density of storage, savings on energy, labour cost reductions plus significant benefits around the safety of operatives and stock. With the need for storage and logistics services on the rise and limited warehousing space available, companies need a new solution and we’ve been excited to help our customers deal with this challenge.”
Sam added that he is “very confident about the future” as his company has “used a growth mindset from day one” and paid tribute to his specialist team: “The success of the business during the past five years has given me confidence to invest in the growth of Moffett Automated Storage . A huge factor of our success has been the work of an expert team supporting projects around the world using skilled, specialist know-how”.
Moffett Automated Storage typically has over 8-12 live projects in four different countries around the world, each ranging from storage of 5,000 pallets to 15,000 pallets. The system has no limitations on height of the warehouse allowing company use their footprint to the maximum.
All Moffett Automated Storage solutions are linked to warehouse management software allowing organisation of pallets to be automated. Items for dispatch are waiting by the door exactly when they’re needed, meaning a substantial efficiency upgrade for clients.
Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys also welcomed the announcement.
“The development of these offices in Monaghan which will in turn lead to the creation of up to 30 new jobs is testament to the innovation and expertise of Sam and his team at Moffett Automated Storage. With a long history of innovation within the Moffett family this is another significant venture that will create jobs in Monaghan and surrounding areas. As part of Our Rural Future, I want to see homegrown businesses creating jobs locally in rural Ireland. I am delighted that my Department through the LEADER Programme has supported the upgrading of the company facilities to now house a spacious comfortable working environment for current and future staff of Moffett Automated Storage.”
Recruitment for the roles will be begin in quarter 4 while the new Moffett Automated Storage offices in Clontibret were officially opened on 17th August 2022.
Tom Kelly of Enterprise Ireland said:
“Enterprise Ireland welcomes this significant expansion by Moffett Automated Storage. The company is one of our High Potential Start-Ups, which means that from its earliest days Enterprise Ireland saw the global potential of the business idea backed Sam and his team with a range of supports. It’s great to see this important announcement today, and to know the impact it will have in Monaghan and throughout the region. We look forward to working with Sam and his expanded team in the future to support Moffett Automated Storage ambitions plans to compete and win in global markets.”
Sam Moffett concluded:
“We are delighted to be officially opening our new head office today, which incorporates our R&D hub at Clontibret, Monaghan. The new offices which were part funded by LEADER now provide an attractive working environment for our existing staff and new staff looking to join the Moffett Automated Storage team.”