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Modular Automation announces the creation of 100 jobs as part of a major expansion.

Vivian Farrell, CEO of Modular Automation

Modular Automation announces the creation of 100 jobs as part of a major expansion.


Modular Automation, a leading supplier of automation solutions for MedTech multinationals today announced plans to create 100 new jobs by 2023, supported by Enterprise Ireland. The company also announced that it will expand its facility in Shannon, Co. Clare with the acquisition of 8 acres of land for future development and 60K sq. ft of ready to go production space to support immediate capacity requirements.




Modular Automation is an Irish business that is dedicated to the MedTech manufacturing sector and now has over 25 years’ experience in this highly regulated space. The expansion and job growth support the growing demand for their advanced automation solutions for the global MedTech sector. The company is well regarded by its customer base including Johnson and Johnson, Stryker and Boston Scientific.

Ireland is the second-largest exporter of medical devices in Europe and nine of the 10 worlds’ top MedTech companies are based here which means Modular is perfectly placed to serve their automation needs. “Our team has doubled in the past five years to over 170 employees and due to growing demand, we now plan to create another 100 jobs over the next 3 years. We are also investing to substantially expand our facility to give us the capacity to deliver more for our customers both at home and across the US.” said Vivian Farrell, CEO of ModularAutomation.

Modular opened a subsidiary in Jacksonville, Florida, allowing the company to expand its
reach in North America and to be located closer to their customers. Their talented team has developed innovative custom automation and build to print solutions for the highly regulated medical device industry. Modular integrates the latest, cutting edge technology to deliver manufacturing efficiencies for their customers.

“This investment enables us to grow our technology and innovation programs focused on the development and implementation of advanced automation technologies. These are key enablers for our MedTech customers to advance their manufacturing processes and systems,” commented Shane Cooke, Engineering Director. The expansion will also include an Innovation Lab to demonstrate and develop the latest automation technologies which will facilitate their new and existing customers to remain competitive.

Stephen Creaner, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland said “ Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Modular Automation, both in Ireland and internationally since its establishment. It is a great example of an Irish company, headquartered in Shannon with a clear global ambition that is building its scale and expanding its reach internationally and growing its base of new high-quality jobs in Ireland. Through its commitment and
investment in innovation, the company has successfully positioned itself to be a global leader in automation solutions for the growing MedTech sector.”

The Modular team consists of project managers, electrical, controls, design, build, quality and validation engineers, technicians and apprentices. The future growth plans will see each of these areas grow along with other support roles within the business.

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