Synthetic diamond producer Element Six is to create 100 jobs as part of a €7 million investment in its Shannon plant.
The positions are in the areas of supply chain, engineering and manufacturing. It will bring overall employment at its Shannon base to 550 and recruitment is already underway with all posts set to be filled in the first half of 2017.
In the last three years, Element Six has been investing in infrastructural projects with the installation of large-scale diamond synthesis presses used to produce materials for industrial use.
“Thanks to a culture of continuous improvement, the use of world-class manufacturing techniques and efficiency and quality gains, our Shannon operations have now taken on additional, global cutting-edge processes, leading to this investment and considerably enhanced employment levels,”
Walter Hühn, Chief Executive
Element Six is a world leader in synthetic diamond super-materials and a member of the De Beers Group of Companies. The investment will focus on the synthesis and processing of diamond materials at the Shannon plant for use principally in the oil and gas industry.
IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said the company’s decision would send a positive message around the world about Shannon being an attractive inward investment location.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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