Expanding footprint keeps pace with Ei Electronics growth

Photograph by Eamon Ward

Ei Electronics, Shannon’s largest employer, and a global leader in the design and manufacture of residential fire and gas detection products, is set to expand its 23,000 m2 Shannon Campus during 2020. This will comprise an additional three storey extension on the existing site, effectively doubling its current operations.

With origins dating back to 1963, following a successful MBO in 1988 led by CEO Mick Guinee, the now Irish-owned multinational has seen its business grow substantially in the intervening years.

Exporting to 30 countries worldwide, the company employs more than 700 people in Shannon, with an additional 100 people in its five sales/ marketing subsidiaries in UK, Germany, France, USA and Poland.

A strategic decision to keep 100 per cent of manufacturing, and the co-location of other functions including R&D and Sales and Marketing in Shannon, has been key to the company’s growth and success.

A Centre of Excellence, incorporating state-of-art Conference, Training and Product Demonstration facilities, was opened in 2017.

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Ei’s fire detection and carbon monoxide products have been keeping families safe in their homes for generations, both in Ireland and globally. Today, the company’s sensor technology is at the forefront of emerging cloud-based ‘Connected Home’ and IOT developments and it continues to expand its talented workforce.

The Shannon campus provides exceptional career opportunities.

A responsible stakeholder in the region, community involvement matters with ongoing initiatives spanning local schools, sporting institutions and deserving charities throughout the Mid-West.