More new jobs for Limerick as Optel Vision announces investment

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

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A TOTAL of 140 new jobs are to be created by a Canadian company which specialises in designing manufacturing solutions for product lines.

A TOTAL of 140 new jobs are to be created by a Canadian company which specialises in designing manufacturing solutions for product lines.

Optel Vision is to set up a new operations centre at the Raheen Business Park, in a move which will see engineering take place outside North America for the first time.

The location is the former manufacturing plant of the ON Semiconductor factory. ON moved premises last year.

Over the next three years, the jobs will be created in engineering, design, assembly, testing, customer support, sales, HR, finance and administration.

The firm specialises in packaging line inspection and control systems for the pharmaceutical, medical devices and chemical industries.

The move has been welcomed by local Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell, who said:

“Manufacturing must be a major part of the economy here into the future. Optel’s announcement follows investments in cutting-edge manufacturing by Vistakon, Regeneron and Ethicon Biosurgery in recent times. I am confident of further investments in the future, leading to further job creation,” Deputy O’Donnell said, “I wish to congratulate the IDA, Optel Vision, and all involved in this investment.”

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