Japanese Jobs boost for Dundalk

Expansion by global provider of cleaning, coating and refurbishing of parts used in the semiconductor industry is expected to create 100 jobs

A week after PayPal announced they were seeking up to 205 redundancies (with around half that figure for Dundalk site workers) there was some good news on the jobs front as Japanese-headquartered Pentagon Technologies announced they are opening up a new facility in Dundalk, creating 100 manufacturing jobs over the next five years.

Pentagon Technologies Group, Inc, a subsidiary of Kurita Water Industries, announced the establishment of a precision parts cleaning facility in Dundalk yesterday. The facility represents an expansion of services to the semiconductor industry in Ireland.

Headquartered in Japan, Pentagon Technologies Inc develops and provides innovative products and services to improve productivity and utilisation of semi-conductor manufacturing equipment. This new facility, located at the IDA Science and Technology Park, Mullagharlin, Dundalk is is strategic in supporting Pentagon Technology’s Irish and European customers.

“We are incredibly excited to expand our global footprint in precision parts cleaning services to Ireland. Pentagon has operated in Ireland for the past 20 years supporting new semiconductor fab construction and now has expanded our services for many years to come. We look forward to becoming a major employer in the Dundalk area” says Dave Christeson, CEO of Pentagon

Commenting on today’s announcement, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney TD said: “I welcome this development by Pentagon Technologies as they are set to expand their Dundalk operation, further strengthen their ties to the local community. Pentagon Technologies are leading the way in both Ireland and across Europe in providing innovative products and services to the thriving semiconductor and tech industries. This announcement will create over 100 manufacturing jobs to the North East region and underscores the IDA and Government’s priority for a balanced regional development throughout the country. I wish all the team at Pentagon Technologies the best for this new initiative.”

CEO for IDA Ireland Michael Lohan said: “Pentagon Technologies decision to expand its presence in Ireland with the establishment of a new state of the art facility in the North East region is a testament to the strategic appeal of Dundalk and the collaborative efforts between IDA Ireland and the team at Pentagon. The expected creation of 100 manufacturing jobs over the next five years is a substantial boost for the local economy, underscoring the attractiveness of Dundalk as a hub for cutting-edge technology and manufacturing. This announcement aligns with IDA Ireland’s ongoing efforts to position Ireland as a global leader in technology and innovation and exemplifies the success of our strategy to attract high-value investments to regional locations.”

Construction is in progress at the new site and the facility is expected to be operational in Q3 2024. Career opportunities at the new facility will include customer service, production, engineering, facilities, logistics and quality control. Please visit https://hrpgroup.ie/career-vacancies/ to view the various roles as they become available.

For more information, visit Pentagon Technologies – Improving Fab Productivity (pen-tec.com)

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