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Ei Electronics turn sod on new development & target Q3 2021 opening

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Ei Electronics have turned the sod on its two storey expansion at their Shannon facility.

Shannon’s largest employer, Ei Electronics have commenced work on its new development which will comprise a three storey, 10,000m2 building adjoining its existing headquarters. It will include additional manufacturing capacity, R&D, and office space, and expand its current production capacity over the coming years.

A centre of excellence was opened by Ei in 2017, they aim to open the new building in the third quarter of 2021. It will be the first ‘Near Zero Energy Building’ (NZEB) in Shannon.

Over 750 people are now employed by Ei Electronics which opened in Shannon in 1963. The company exports to 30 countries worldwide and also employs 100 people in its 5 wholly owned overseas subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, France, the USA and Poland.

Speaking to The Clare Echo, a spokesperson for the company outlined, “The expansion plans underpin a strategy of maintaining 100% of manufacturing in Shannon, in addition to the co-location of other key functions including R&D and Sales and Marketing on a single site”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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