There are over 170 international engineering companies currently operating in Ireland employing in excess of 15,000 people. These operations carry out a broad range of activities in key sub-sectors such as automotive, electrical engineering, aerospace, materials handling & automation. These overseas firms export the bulk of their production and account for some 8% of total Irish exports. These are supported by an indigenous sub-supply sector made up of some 450 specialist companies.
Electronics is the largest manufacturing industry in Ireland with over 30,000 people involved in a wide range of sub-sectors including computer systems and sub systems, peripherals and media, electronic components, data communication equipment, control and test systems and consumer electronics.
With low corporation tax, the availability of technical and managerial talent, a sophisticated local sub-supply base and government support, Shannon Free Zone is the ideal location inEuropefor companies in the sector.
Engineering & electronics manufacturing companies at Shannon Free Zone include:
Avocent International www.avocent.com
Connor Winfield www.conwin.com
Element Six www.e6.com
EI Company www.eielectronics.com
John Crane Sealol www.johncrane.com
ITW Shannon www.itw.com
Tekelek Europe www.tekelek.ie