Optel (Limerick) reaches 100 mark milestone

Niall O’Callaghan IDA and Limerick staff from the Optel Group based in Ballycummin

A GLOBAL vison-tech firm based in Limerick has reached its 100 mark milestone after the firm hired its centurion employee at its Ballycummin site this week.

Optel Group, a global leader in the development and integration of innovative machine vision inspection, verification, serialization, and traceability technologies, announced the landmark hire this week.

With a headcount of over 1,000 employees across our four sites worldwide, Optel now has 100 employees located at its EMEA Manufacturing and Operations facility in Limerick. A landmark that the firm set about achieving since the Irish 2014 became the first satellite office outside of Canada in 2014.

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, the firm has declared.

A spokesperson said that “With increased regulations around pharmaceutical serialization, 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 our customers worldwide.

In hiring its 100th employee, Optel recorded a 60 per cent increase to the staff numbers this year at the EMEA Operations in Limerick.

“With our continued growth, our 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 ongoing.

“We are looking forward to the next phase of our success story by expanding all our departments with the best talent available to service and support our EMEA customers and to continue our 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 “We at IDA Ireland very much welcome Optel Group continued growth in Limerick. The milestone reached this week of the 100th hire is 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 complemented for their efforts since Optel Group chose the Mid-West Region for its EMEA Manufacturing and Operations Centre. We are delighted to support Optel Group and look forward to working closely with the team into the future”.