Battery manufacturer Xerotech has announced that they will be creating 50 new jobs with a significant expansion at their Claregalway base.
Xerotech is expanding its manufacturing operations in Claregalway, and is recruiting for multiple roles that need to be filled by the end of the year.
The company is seeking to fill jobs including line operatives, executive assistants, design engineering, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, injection moulding, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding and automation.
Xerotech is adding further buildings to its headquarters in Claregalway Corporate Park, along with construction of extensions and alterations, and expects to exceed an 80,000 sq. ft. footprint by mid-2023.
The company’s founder & CEO Dr Barry Flannery, said that he is excited about the future growth.
“The last decade has been centred around electrifying cars, but this decade is going to be about how we electrify everything else from 400-ton mining dumpers to road sweepers to boats.”
“Xerotech is leading the world in this space with customers in many parts of the world. We are eager to add global top talent to our team, driven by our latest expansion at our facility here in Galway,” Dr Flannery said.
Founded in 2015, Xerotech manufacturers advanced lithium-ion battery systems for use across construction, agriculture, mining machinery and various other applications.
The company currently employs over 100 people in Galway, and the addition of 50 new jobs will be a significant growth in its workforce.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said that it is always fantastic to see an Irish company doing well, adding that Xerotech has enjoyed “phenomenal” in recent years.
“Batteries are absolutely crucial to our plans to stop climate change. We will be massively increasing our reliance on wind and solar renewables for energy which by their nature are unpredictable and intermittent. Batteries will help give us security of supply.”
“The vast majority of our vehicles will be battery powered too, and countless other items that run on fossil fuels now,” Leo Varadkar added.
“I know Xerotech has global ambitions and has already seen massive international growth. I’m sure this is only the beginning.”
Leo Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, said that the growth of Xerotech improves on Ireland’s ambitions to be a “key player” in the global push towards electrification.
“This company is also a showcase for what can be achieved by a driven and ambitious team creating cutting edge new products and building advanced manufacturing capability right here in the West of Ireland.”