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70 jobs announced at Irish process automation firm

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70 jobs announced at Irish process automation firm

70 jobs announced at Irish process automation firm
July 07
09:47 2021
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SimoTech, the largest Irish-owned process automation services and manufacturing IT systems company for the pharma/biotech sector, has announced the creation of 70 new jobs over the next two years. These jobs will be based in Ireland, including Carrigaline, County Cork, where SimoTech has expanded to a new headquarters to facilitate its continued growth. 20 of these jobs will support SimoTech’s overseas work from Ireland, including its first contract in Singapore, working with a large vaccine provider on a major capital project in the APAC region.

Pat Desmond, CEO of SimoTech, said: “SimoTech is an integral player in the global supply chain for pharmaceutical products, and in engineering the vital technologies that support their manufacture. Over the last three years, demand for automation expertise has allowed us to expand at a rate of 30% each year, doubling our client base. We have trebled our revenue to €14 million in 2020 and doubled our staff numbers in the last three years.”

Working with some of the largest biotech and pharma companies in the world, SimoTech has 85 staff working on projects across Ireland, the United States, Puerto Rico, Germany, and Singapore. The new roles will be created in the areas of Process Automation, Computer System Validation, Labs Informatics, IT Infrastructure and Project Management.

Pat Desmond added: “These new roles are just the first step, as we look at expanding our footprint in the years ahead across Europe, the US, and Asia, while still building from Cork. By embracing smart manufacturing technology, we are now able to provide 24/7, remote services to our clients, anywhere in the world. During the pandemic, that allowed these corporates to keep their plants operating, even when site visits were not possible due to restrictions. By providing these vital services remotely, we are also able to expand our business abroad while still supporting job creation at home in Ireland.”

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin welcomed the announcement and said: “SimoTech is a shining example of the type of technical innovation Ireland has to offer, and I’m delighted to see it expand its global footprint while creating high-skilled jobs at home. Biotech and pharma are crucial sectors for the Irish economy and having home-grown companies of the calibre of SimoTech is essential to that success.”

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Pictured with An Taoiseach Micheál Martin at SimoTech’s Carrigaline headquarters are (from l-r): Martin Corkery, Regional Director at Enterprise Ireland; Aishlyn Kerr, Talent Acquisition Lead at SimoTech; Pat Desmond, CEO at SimoTech; and Brian Clune, Head of Talent Management at SimoTech.

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