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Design firm to create 55 jobs in Limerick

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Design firm to create 55 jobs in Limerick

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 

Design firm to create 55 jobs in Limerick

Design Pro has announced it is to Double its workforce over the next year with the creation of 55 new jobs located in its manufacturing facility in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.

Founded in 2004 by own Paul Collins, DesignPro is regarded as one of the largest auto-mated machine builders in the country. It manufactures equipment for automated pharmaceutical, automotive and green energy throughout the world.

The workforce has also doubled since 2015. Design Pro currently employs 55 people in Rathkeale Industrial Estate and intends to double its plant facility to 60,000 Sq. Feet in 2018. DesignPro has had revenues of over 5million in 2016 and is expected to turn over 7.5million in 2017.

Clients include Proctor & Gamble, Valeo Systems, Merck Millipore and Abbott Diagnostics.

To view all current vacancies by DesignPro you can click here

The National Skills Bulletin 2017 identified a wide range of engineering and technician occupations related to manufacturing that are in demand. In particular, between 2011 and 2016 the growth rate of process, production and QA technicians was 16% on average annually and for electrical/electronic engineers it was 3.5%. Indicating strong ongoing prospects for skilled employees in the manufacturing sector.

One issue identified in the bulletin is that many people with experience in manufacturing do not have skills relevant to the areas in which there is high demand, which are primarily in high technology automated manufacturing, such as high tech manufacturing and medical technology.

If you would also like more information on the manufacturing technician occupation overview you can click here.

Source - The Sunday Business Post