Edwards to create 120 jobs in Dublin as part of $7.5m investment
Group, which is part of Atlas Copco, provides solutions to semiconductor industry
The facility will use advanced automation to disassemble, clean, inspect, repair, replace and reassemble vacuum pumps and abatement equipment.
Edwards, a Sussex-headquartered vacuum engineering company which provides services and solutions to the semiconductor industry, is to create up to 120 jobs in Dublin as part of a $7.5 million (€6.4 million) investment.
The company is establishing a service technology centre in Blanchardstown that is essentially a remanufacturing operation designed to recycle used products and deliver them back to customers to full specification.
The new 4,000sq m facility will use advanced automation and data solutions to disassemble, clean, inspect, repair, replace and reassemble vacuum pumps and abatement equipment.
Edwards, which is part of the Nasdaq-listed Atlas Copco Group, is focused on the design, manufacture and support of high-tech vacuum and exhaust management equipment. The company employs almost 6,000 people globally.
“Our new Dublin site will become a flagship facility in our global network of service technology centres, utilising advanced automation and data analysis to support the safe, productive and environmentally sustainable manufacturing of semiconductors in Ireland and across Europe, ” said Troy Metcalf, president of Edwards semiconductor services.
The new investment is supported by IDA Ireland.