Major expansion and new jobs at Limerick engineering firm

The OMC Technologies management board (from left) Joe Brennan, Michael Kennedy, Padraic Comerford, Neil Lynch, Vivian Kenny and Martin O'Boyle.

LIMERICK engineering firm OMC Technologies has announced a €4 million investment, the creation of 40 new jobs and the appointment of a new board of management as part of a major expansion strategy.

The company, which provides steel manufacturing and surface treatment services, says the €4 million investment will enhance their materials processing capabilities and improve the efficiency of their manufacturing processes and capacity.

The firm also has plans to make a number of additional key investments – including a new 30,000 sq. ft mild steel fabrication facility, and an upgrade of its head office on the Ballysimon Road.

OMC, which has been in operation for more than 40 years in Limerick, also has plans to hire 40 personnel to add to its 200 strong team across various roles.

The new board of management is made up of four senior OMC staff joining as Associate Directors and Padraic Comerford, son of OMC Founder and Chairman Tom Comerford, being appointed as Deputy Managing Director.

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Padraic Comerford, who will work alongside Managing Director Neil Lynch and the new board to implement the expansion strategy, said it will secure the company’s future as specialists in the design, creation and installation of bespoke solutions across a wide range of industries.

Founder and Chairman Tom Comerford said that seeing the next generation of the family come into a leadership role at the company was a real milestone in his life.

“At OMC Technologies, we have a proud history of staff retention and the members of the new management board, who have been with us a long time, will play a pivotal role in driving the company to the next level,” Mr Comerford added..