Shannon based Modular Automation announces the opening of its first International subsidiary in the US


Modular Automation, a Shannon based automation company, marks a new milestone in its international growth as it announces the opening of a new US subsidiary based in Jacksonville, Florida.  This is evidence of the growth in demand that the company has achieved, over 50% of its revenue now comes from the export market.

Over the past 29 years, Modular Automation has grown from a base in Shannon to become recognised as an International leader in the automation industry. A reputation for delivering high-quality solutions combined with a strong customer base has afforded this indigenous Irish company steady growth both at home and in international markets, in particular in the US.

The driving force for the establishment of this new subsidiary is to deliver a localised service for our US based clients. Today’s announcement comes in response to proven demand for our custom built and high-tech automation solutions in the US,” said Martin Dolan, Commercial Director

Mike Lane, Managing Director, commented; “This is a very exciting milestone for our business.  This new presence is evidence of our commitment to building a lasting presence in the US market and to invest in long-term customer relationships.”

Welcoming the announcement, Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes said: “This expansion clearly demonstrates how Irish-owned companies can, through a strategically focused approach to innovation and skills development, attain the capability to expand its operations and become the largest bespoke automation company in Ireland.”

Modular Automation has grown its workforce by 70% over the last 3 years and now employs 110 people.  To keep up with growing demand both at home and internationally Modular Automation are recruiting talented engineers ranging from apprenticeships to junior and senior level engineering roles.

This international expansion news comes shortly after an announcement by the company of a €2 million investment to extend the facility in Smithstown, Shannon.  The Shannon expansion project will deliver a state of the art Automation Innovation Centre and has already resulted in the generation of many high-skilled engineering positions.  This innovation hub will foster the R&D of new technologies and demonstrates a commitment to delivering technologically advanced automation solutions for their customers.

Modular Automation Profile

Modular Automation is an Irish company who design, build and control automated equipment for some of the world’s largest and most reputable medical device and ICT companies. The company has been delivering high-tech, high-value bespoke and build to print solutions for advanced manufacturing environments from its base in Shannon since 1986.

Chosen as one of the Best Managed Companies in Ireland by Deloitte, Modular Automation prides itself on its proven ability to deliver innovative solutions to complex automation projects in close collaboration with its customers.

Every machine developed by Modular Automation is designed, built and tested in Shannon. The company supports its customers on the automation journey as they transition to smart methods of manufacturing that ultimately drive productivity and business efficiencies.

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