09/09/2019

16 Jobs Created As Armagh Firm Expands Operations

Some 16 jobs will be created at an Armagh manufacturing firm as it opens a new premises to support market growth.

AW Control Systems Ltd specialises in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of Automated Control Systems. The £520,000 investment in a new premises and equipment will more than double its production space and along with the recruitment of 16 new staff, will enable the company to increase production levels to target new markets and meet the growing demands of its customers.

Recruitment is currently underway for the new roles which include electrical design engineers, panel builders, electricians and office support staff. Invest NI offered £128,000 towards the new roles.

Speaking about the investment, Managing Director of AW Control Systems Ltd Andrew Willis said the expansion will facilitate growth in their local customer base and expansion into new markets.
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Mr Willis said: "Demand for our products is increasing. This investment ensures we are adequately resourced with additional space, manpower and equipment to meet our customer's needs and further expand our customer base.

"We currently have contracts in NI, ROI, GB, USA, Australia and Asia and are aiming to build on the existing strength of the business to further expand our customer base here. We are also hoping to capitalise on growth opportunities in new markets. Invest NI's support will enable us to recruit the additional staff needed to achieve this."

Bill Montgomery, Invest NI's Director of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering added: "This expansion is an exciting milestone for AW Control Systems Ltd, enabling the business to fulfil its growth potential.

"It is encouraging to see the company reinvest in the Armagh area and create valuable employment opportunities. The 16 jobs, when in place will generate over £400,000 in additional annual salaries for the local economy.

"I wish the company continued success in progressing its growth opportunities."



(JG/CM)

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