Three suited men looking down at and inspecting a long, thin titanium aircraft part.
From left: Tommy Kelly, TEG; An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD; and John Hunt, TEG. Image: TEG

TEG to hire 40 at newly opened Mullingar R&D facility

10 Dec 2018

TEG will recruit 40 people at its new R&D facility in Mullingar over the next two to three years.

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, last week (7 December) officially unveiled a new R&D facility at Technical Engineering Group’s (TEG) global headquarters at Mullingar, Co Westmeath, where 40 new jobs are set to be created over the next two to three years.

An additional 30 positions in the areas of sales, materials, engineering, manufacturing and quality functions have already been put in place at the facility.

Currently, TEG is seeking applicants for roles such as project managers, designers, materials specialists, machinists, quality managers, weldors/fabricators and apprentices. More information can be found here.

The firm creates bespoke engineering solutions for customers, representing a broad swathe of industries including aviation, biopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals.

John Hunt, managing director and co-owner of TEG, stated that the opening of the R&D facility is “another stepping stone in the development of the capabilities within TEG”. He added: “Customers treat TEG as an extension of their engineering department for the duration of a project. We want to bring the best thinking, techniques and products into the company for the benefit of our customers. We can only do that by having the widest range of engineering capabilities available.”

Noting the ongoing accommodation crisis in more populous areas of Ireland, Hunt said: “Mullingar is a very attractive place to live and raise a family. Housing costs are reasonable. There is no commute and there are local clubs and activities to suit all interests.”

Varadkar also celebrated the news, in particular lauding how such growth will be vital to shepherding the Irish economy into the future. “For our economic success to continue, we need to enable the growth of firms like TEG. 65pc of TEG’s sales are generated from products that did not exist two years ago.

“The current revolution in automation and digitalisation means that today’s schoolchildren will be employed in jobs and industries that are yet to be developed.” He added: “TEG is exactly the type of innovative, dynamic and community-focused company that we need in Ireland.”

Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short was a journalist at Silicon Republic, specialising in the areas of tech, data privacy, business, cybersecurity, AI, automation and future of work, among others.

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