Five men in suits standing outside Munters manufacturing premises in Cork in a carpark on a cloudy day.
From left: Frank Pellegrino, Munters; Minister Michael McGrath; Klas Forsström, The Munters Group; Minister Simon Coveney; and Noel Lynch, Edpac. Image: Diane Cusack

Energy group Munters creates 30 new jobs in Cork after Edpac merger

11 Apr 2022

The company is recruiting 30 staff at its Carrigaline, Co Cork facility, which today officially changed its name from Edpac to Munters following the €29m January M&A deal.

The recent acquisition of Edpac, a Cork-based manufacturer of data centre cooling equipment and air handling systems, is set to create 30 new jobs in the area over the next 12 months.

Electricians, operators and project managers are among the roles currently on offer.

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The deal, which saw Swedish group Munters acquire Edpac for €29m, was announced in January. As part of the merger, Edpac will be known as Munters from today (11 April). Operating in more than 30 countries across the world, Munters specialises in energy efficient air treatment.

Prior to the merger, Edpac had been a manufacturing partner for Munters’ Oasis systems and it will shortly begin producing other Munters data centre tools for export.

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The Irish company’s precision cooling equipment and air handling systems are used in data centres around the world. Its client list includes several of the largest hyper-scale and co-location data centre providers in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

The company formerly known as Edpac has two manufacturing facilities in Ireland – Newmarket and Carrigaline – and employs around 150 people in the country.

“The European data centre market is a prioritised segment for Munters and the acquisition is a significant step in our growth strategy,” said Klas Forsström, president and CEO of Munters.

Forsström was joined by Minister Simon Coveney, TD, and Minister Michael McGrath, TD, as well as more than 150 employees of Edpac in Carrigaline, Co Cork. They marked the company’s official transition to the Munters Group.

Coveney said he was “particularly delighted” by the deal considering it was taking place in his hometown and constituency. He said he hoped that Edpac’s merger with Munters would “further solidify the company’s continued success,” adding that “today’s jobs announcement is a strong indication that the new ownership see the value of the talent and team here in Carrigaline, and are committed to investing and supporting the innovation here.”

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea joined Silicon Republic in 2021 as Careers reporter, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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