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€4.5m facility 'represents commitment of company to Dundalk'

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€4.5m facility 'represents commitment of company to Dundalk'

€4.5m facility 'represents commitment of company to Dundalk'

Anord Mardix has officially opened phase one of its new purpose-built 91,000 sq/ft facility at Tanola House, Coes Road, Dundalk. 

This €4.5m investment represents a continued commitment to ensuring production capacity exceeds the requirements of clients now and into the future and is part of the overall long- term investment plan. It will bring the fabrication and assembly of their innovative power distribution equipment under one roof, along with housing global office functions.   

The Nordon family originally established the company in 1969 with just two employees. 

With nine manufacturing facilities across Europe, Asia and the USA, with more in development, Anord Mardix will continue to be a leading provider to the global data center industry and a vendor of choice to many of the world’s cloud computing / data center players.

“This is a new step for Anord Mardix, as we bring our sub-assembly fabrication in house to create a ‘centre of excellence’ in Dundalk. With 100 years of collective experience in the industry, this is a huge vote of confidence in the local workforce.” says Global CEO, James Peacock. 

"Our production capacity will double and our new sheet metal and copper fabrication machinery along with a state-of-the-art powder coating paint facility, will rival those in any industry” continues Peacock “and bring our workforce to 250 in Ireland.” 

“In addition, this purpose-built facility will enable us to scale our production to meet the needs of our clients and reduced the time to market”

Officially opening the facility, Minister Paschal Donohoe said: “I am privileged to be here to celebrate this occasion with Anord Mardix. The growth over the last 50 years is testament to the innovation they bring to this sector and a symbol of change across our economy. This new facility represents the commitment of the company to Dundalk and to local employees well into the future.

"The data centre market has seen unprecedented global growth year on year and Anord Mardix are not only meeting the needs of this new global economy but allowing global companies to see Ireland as a launching pad to Europe.

"With global ambition and an existing global footprint, I’m excited to see growth over the next 50 years”

Congratulating Anord Mardix on the opening of its new facility, Kevin Sherry, Executive Director, Global Business Development said: “Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Anord Mardix over the past number of years in support of the company’s development in Dundalk. This is a company with global ambition using innovation to drive its growth and expand its reach in international markets, while building its resilience to challenges such as Brexit.

"Enterprise Ireland looks forward to continuing to work with the Anord Mardix team as they expand and scale and we wish them every success in this new phase of development.”

In other news, James Peacock has been appointed as Global CEO of Anord Mardix, as Kevin Finegan retires after 45 years of long standing service.