The new Modular Automation hires pictured at the Shannon facility (from left): Enda Roche,  Nicolas Murphy, Paul Queally, Eoin Mulcahy, Donal Hogan, David Tierney, Philip Fahey, Thomas Pyke,               Gary Hoban, Will Kennedy, Anthony Mannion, and Conor Tierney. Also starting this month but not included in the photo are Thomas Cleary and Gary Collopy.


As part of an expansion programme, which will see the company increase its footprint in Shannon to 47,000 sq. ft., Modular Automation will be increasing its headcount by 30. Fourteen new employees have already been recruited – a mix of design, validation, and controls engineers and, assembly technicians – mostly graduates from the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and IT Sligo.


This intake is a result of collaboration between Modular Automation and the engineering departments of the local colleges, LIT and UL.  The Company is also working closely with IT Sligo which is the original home of the toolmaker apprenticeship.


Commenting on their ability to recruit from local and Irish third-level colleges, Shannon Chamber’s chief executive said: “Over the past year Modular has worked closely with the colleges, sponsored projects and invited students to visit its facility to give them  a first-hand view of how Modular designs and builds innovative automation solutions.


“Through collaboration and engagement with the students, the Company has become the employer of choice for talented graduate engineers and has found that its college-industry partnership pays dividends when it comes to attracting talented engineers.  It’s a tribute to Modular Automation that they have attracted such talented engineers to join their growing team. Shannon Chamber, in its capacity as a representative organisation for business, is always delighted to lend its support to members seeking to enhance their activities at Shannon.”


There is a very high demand for Modular’s expert-built high precision machines both at home and from international markets.  To support the growing demand the Company is investing over €2 million in an expansion of its Shannon facility and is continuing to grow its team.  A number of engineering positions are still open and can be viewed on the Company’s career page at