11 advanced engineering jobs are to be created in Newry with the announcement that Resonate Testing is to open a new testing and certification facility amid a £2.3m investment.
Established in 2015 as a subsidiary of the Nacelle Group, Resonate Testing is a new commercial test house for organisations within all industrial sectors, but is particularly targeting the lucrative aerospace sector.
To that end, the company has announced that it is to spend £2.3m in Newry to establish a dedicated testing and certification facility with the creation of 17 advanced engineering jobs in the city.
Of the 17 jobs, six have already been filled, with expectations that the remaining 11 will be filled over the coming 18 months.
This, the company believes, will help it target the aerospace industry both in Northern Ireland and internationally.
As part of the investment, Invest Northern Ireland has offered £230,000 to support the construction and marketing of its facility, as well as the creation of the new jobs.
‘A welcome boost to the manufacturing industry’
Michael Thompson, general manager of the Nacelle Group, said of the announcement: “This investment marks an important move to diversify the Nacelle Group into new sectors.
“Through the careful selection of technology, we have the unique capability on the island of Ireland to integrate environmental and vibration tests to replicate operational conditions, an increasing requirement within the aerospace sector.”
Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, also added: “This is an exciting new business venture by a local group with global ambition and aspirations.
“The 17 new advanced engineering jobs being created in Newry will generate £389,000 in annual salaries and provide a welcome boost to the manufacturing industry in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area.”
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