The engineering components firm McAuley, based in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, is to create 64 manufacturing jobs over the next four years.
The new jobs announced by McAuley have come as part of a €5m investment that will expand the business of both its Precision and Fabrication enterprises.
The former is focused on machining and tubular work for the transportation, oil and gas, and aerospace sectors, while McAuley Fabrication focuses on sheet metal fabrication work, including punching, folding and welding for the transportation sector.
The 87 jobs will be split among both segments of the company with Invest NI offering McAuley Precision £500,000 and McAuley Fabrication £120,000 to support their growth plans.
McAuley Precision is claiming 57 of the highly-skilled manufacturing jobs, while the remaining 30 positions will be recruited for by McAuley Fabrication. While a total of 87 jobs has been announced, 23 of these positions have already been filled.
Jonathan McAuley, Managing Director of McAuley Precision and McAuley Fabrication, said: “This investment signals a major milestone in our growth strategy and will help us to cement our reputation as credible suppliers in our target markets.
“The international aerospace and transportation sectors are particularly important growth areas for us and, working with Invest NI, we aim to scale up our workforce and manufacturing capabilities to secure work within these valuable supply chains.”
Continuing his discussion on what the £5m investment will be used for, McAuley said: “Our investment activities in the coming months will involve upgrading our manufacturing area, investing in our IT systems and new machinery, as well as implementing a robust business development and marketing strategy to target new customers.”
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