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Optel Group Hires 100th Employee in Limerick and Continues to Grow

Paul Delaney, Quality Control Supervisor, Kieran Davern, Solution Design & Validation Supervisor, Shane Healy, Logistics Supervisor, Patrick Sheehan, Quality Control Supervisor, Susan Mosely, Software Configuration Supervisor and Timmy Hayes, Human Resource Manager. Niall O’Callaghan, Regional Manager – IDA Ireland, Fergal Loughran, Project Manager & ‘100th Employee’ and Francois Boivin, Executive Vice-President – Optel Group.

Optel Group, a global leader in the development and integration of innovative machine vision inspection, verification, serialisation, and traceability technologies. Their main mission is to develop technologies to ultimately creating a better world.

They have a headcount of over 1,000 employees across their four sites worldwide, 100 employees of which are now located at their EMEA Manufacturing and Operations facility in Limerick. In 2014, the Irish site became the first satellite office outside of Canada. The clampdown of counterfeit drugs but also the advancement into other business sectors is driving the expansion along with the securing of new major global clients. With increased regulations around pharmaceutical serialisation, which involves the track and trace of healthcare products from the production line to the end user. Optel Group is in a prime position to be able to support their customers worldwide.

This means in turn that their 100th employee marks a firm 60% increase to the staff numbers this year at the EMEA Operations in Limerick. With their continued growth, their recruitment drive for enthusiastic and talented individuals who are specialists in the areas of Engineering, Production, Validation, Software Configuration, Supply Chain, Technical Support and Sales is currently on-going. “This is a very exciting time for Optel Group. Today marks a significant milestone in their EMEA Operations here in Limerick. They are looking forward to the next phase of their success story by expanding all their departments with the best talent available to service and support their EMEA customers and to continue their rapid growth into other business markets” said François Boivin, Executive Vice President, Optel Group.




Mid-West Regional Manager with IDA Ireland, Niall O’Callaghan, said “They at IDA Ireland very much welcome Optel Group continued growth in Limerick. The milestone reached this week of the 100th hiring is a testament to the availability of a large, flexible talent pool with a strong work ethic and a determination to succeed. Both management and staff should be complimented for their efforts since Optel Group chose the Mid-West Region for its EMEA Manufacturing and Operations Centre. They are delighted to support Optel Group and look forward to working closely with the team into the future”.

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