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Wind power wins enable Meath-based EMR to create 25 new jobs

19 Oct 2018318 Views

EMR growth propelled by winning significant contracts in the UK utility and wind energy sectors.

Meath-based telemetry technology company EMR is to double its headcount to 50 people as part of a €500,000 investment.

The investment comes on the back of strong trading, with this year’s revenue set to increase by 18pc. The growth is due in large part to the success of its recent entry to the UK market and several significant contract wins in the utility and wind energy sectors there.

‘Continued skills investment in all of our staff keeps us ahead of the competition’

Increased project completions for long-established customers throughout the island of Ireland have also boosted operational performance.

Investing in staff development will always be a win-win

The company has moved to a new 5,000 sq ft premises at Dunboyne Business Park in Co Meath to accommodate the growing headcount, while the existing premises, also in Dunboyne, will be retained as EMR’s primary engineering and logistics centre.

EMR specialises in designing and building telemetry networks and management systems for energy suppliers and water companies.

“This investment represents the culmination of targeted execution and tremendous teamwork,” said EMR managing director Mark Quinn. “Early on, we recognised the rapidly changing nature of the utility industry at home and abroad, and set about developing the skills and expertise required to assist these organisations with the digital transformation of their networks.

“We’re now viewed as a trusted partner for many global organisations and we’re ambitious about the potential for further expansion into the UK market,” he said.

The company continues to invest in headcount, with recruitment focused on apprentice electricians; mechatronic, electrical and automation engineers; and project management roles.

The company also operates a graduate programme with Blanchardstown Institute of Technology, where mechatronics students can benefit from practical work placements during their period of study. “Forging strong links between academia and business is very important to us,” explained Derek Glynn, chief operating officer at EMR.

“Getting the right staff with the right qualifications at an early stage allows us to embed them into our own mentoring programme and this, coupled with practical experience, has helped us to build a reputation for engineering excellence in SCADA and telemetry networks. Continued skills investment in all of our staff keeps us ahead of the competition,” he said.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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