Major jobs boost for Kilkenny as local company builds on success
Kilkenny has received a signficant employment news after it was confirmed at least 100 new jobs are to be created over the next two years by engineering and construction firm, Modubuild.
The company, which provides specialist fast-track modular construction services, primarily for customers in the data centre and biopharma sectors, currently employs 400 people. The new roles will be in areas such as design, engineering, project management, IT, R&D, trades and support roles.
Modubuild, which has its headquarters in Castlecomer, says it has experienced “very strong organic growth over recent years” after tripling turnover in the last three years, along with achieving an average of 50 per cent year on year growth over the last six years. It says it has delivered projects for companies across 11 countries to date and has a network of regional offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Sweden, Finland and Spain. Its customers include Abbvie, Google, Pfizer, Amgen and MSD.
Commenting on the announcement, Modubuild’s managing director Kevin Brennan said: “We are really excited about what the future holds for Modubuild. We have a strong track record of achieving consistent growth as a result of our ongoing forward investments in our people, our manufacturing facilities and technology.
“We are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our global biopharma and technology clients. We have an amazing team of professionals, we have several years specialist experience in complex and fast track biopharma and data centre projects, we have international reach and experience and we own and operate Europe’s leading off-site manufacturing and construction facilities.”