LotusWorks to create 100 jobs in Sligo

Move will boost employment at technical firm to almost 600 by 2017

Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland. The agency has organised trade missions for SMEs in the midlands and west and southwest..

Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland. The agency has organised trade missions for SMEs in the midlands and west and southwest..

 

Technical and engineering firm LotusWorks is set to create 100 new jobs at its Sligo headquarters over the coming year.

The company, which already employs 470 people, will create 50 new jobs over the next six months – with another 50 to come on stream by the end of 2017.

Founded in 1989 as Lotus Automation IRL LTD, LotusWorks provides specialist engineers and technicians to customers in the life sciences, data centres and hi-tech clients sectors , and it has rapidlyexpanded into North America, Europe and most recently Singapore.

The announcement was made during a Trade and Investment Mission event in Sligo on Wednesday, which was organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland and led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. The objective of the trade mission to Athlone, Sligo and Limerick is to maximise sales opportunities for Irish SMEs with multinational companies (MNCs) based in Ireland.

Tom Cafferkey, COO, LotusWorks said: “Datacentres, bio-pharmaceutical and advanced technology sectors are poised for substantial growth in coming years and the talent LotusWorks has is perfectly suited to supporting these sectors”.