Car part manufacturer BorgWarner is creating 50 new jobs at its Tralee factory.
The company has announced a €10 million capital investment in equipment, and a €1.5 million investment in renovations to expand the plant’s engineering and testing capabilities.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor will visit the factory at Monavalley Business Park at 2 o’clock this afternoon for the official launch.
Kerry TDs Brendan Griffin and John Brassil have welcomed the announcement.
BorgWarner makes heaters for hybrid and electric vehicles for all the major car manufactures including Volkswagen, Ford, and BMW.
The company is expanding its operations for the electric car market, developing a new manufacturing line and creating 50 jobs in Tralee over the next 12 to 18 months.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor will visit the factory at the Monavalley Business Park today for the official launch, along with IDA Chief Executive and Abbeydorney native, Martin Shanahan; Ireland South MEP, Sean Kelly; and Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien.
General Manager of BorgWarner Tralee, Nick Belton says their Tralee expansion is down to their staff and the talent in the region.
He says, however, that more young people need to get into STEM to grow the talent pool.
Nick Belton says BorgWarner currently employs 170 people in Tralee, and they’ll be taking on another 50 over the next 12 to 18 months.