Malone Group is opening the new centre to facilitate demand among manufacturers for tech. Jobs on offer will include engineering and software roles.
Malone Group, a Dublin-headquartered company that provides project management services in sectors such as pharma and food manufacturing, is setting up a new facility in Craigavon.
The Armagh centre will be focused on digital services and project support, and the move will create 10 new jobs. Two of the jobs are already in place, with the company looking to fill other positions in software, engineering and safety.
Malone Group was established in 1999 and already has operations in Ireland, the UK, Canada and Bulgaria.
The business provides management, technical, safety and operational services to clients to ensure their projects are delivered safely and efficiently.
Stephen Malone, Malone Group CEO, said that businesses are looking to new technologies to meet operational challenges.
“As the manufacturing world adjusts to new supply chain and labour realities, there is increasing demand by organisations to understand how new technologies can assist address these challenges,” he said.
“In order to support our customers navigate these and other projects, we are increasing both the capacity and expertise across our international project teams.”
He added that the company had considered its existing sites across Europe for this investment, before it elected to set up a base in Craigavon.
Following a meeting with Invest NI’s international investment team in March of last year, Malone said he realised “that the talent in Northern Ireland would allow us compete, grow and thrive in international markets including Great Britain and Europe”.
Derek Andrews, head of territory for Great Britain and Europe at Invest NI, said the move would be a “great boost” for the area.
“The company has recognised the unique skillsets and talent on offer in Northern Ireland, and its new team will play a key part in its global growth as they break into new export markets.”
To find out more about roles on offer at Malone Group, see its website.
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