Some 60 of the 100 new highly skilled jobs being created at Valeo Vision System’s expanded facility in Tuam, Co Galway, have already been filled, it emerged at its official opening today.
Valeo Vision Systems designs and manufactures multi camera systems for the automotive industry. It announced a major expansion and research and development (R&D) programme in January this year, involving a €17m investment.
Product line director Fergus Moyles said 60pc of the 100 engineering roles have been recruited so far.
Today’s opening marks the completion of the extended facilities to support this R&D growth together with optimisation of the manufacturing capability of the site.
Opening the new facility, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, John Perry TD said: “Valeo Visions Systems has been here, in Tuam, since 2007 and over that period has forged strong ties not only with the local community but also with the region due to its collaboration with NUI Galway’s Connacht Automotive Research (CAR) Group, an exciting collaboration that is of benefit to both the company and CAR.”
Valeo Vision Systems currently employs 460 at the Tuam facility of which 150 are in R&D.