£2.8m Investment Creates 46 Jobs In Co Antrim

A start-up engineering firm is to create 46 new roles in Co Antrim with a £2.8 million investment.

MAW Engineering is set to open a new commercial vehicle venture, including a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Toome.

The firm specialises in the manufacture and assembly of walking floor trailers and vehicle bodies. Its products are regularly used in the transport of biomass, general haulage, construction equipment and delivery vans.

The new state-of-the-art purpose-built facility in Toome will manufacture and assemble the products.

Recruitment is currently underway for the roles, which include Finance Manager, store, administration and HR positions. Some 26 posts are already in place.

Managing Director at MAW Engineering, Mark Cuskeran said: "We have over 20 years in the commercial vehicle sector and see significant opportunities in national and international markets. The support that Invest NI has provided has helped get the business up and running quickly, and will support the business to grow and achieve business success in the commercial vehicle sector.

"Our team already has significant experience in manufacturing, transport and logistics. We are looking forward to bolstering this further through the new jobs we are able to create, bringing new talent to the company."

Invest NI offered £322,000 to create the new job roles. Director of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering at the agency, Bill Montgomery welcomed the investment saying: "This new venture by Mark Cuskeran, a veteran of the commercial vehicle sector, will bring a range of products to the market that can be custom designed to a customer's specific needs.

"The investment in a new, purpose-built factory and 46 new jobs demonstrates the company's confidence in its business model, and the market. The company plans to explore business opportunities in external markets including GB, RoI and Europe.

"Through this strategic focus and ambitions for success in external markets, MAW Engineering will contribute to the economic growth of NI, including over £1.28 million in additional salaries each year."


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