24 new jobs are coming on stream for Gort, as a Platinum Composites announces plans to take on engineers and technical staff.
Platinum Composites is a new Irish designed and manufacturer of carbon fibre and glass composites for the renewable, aviation, automotive and marine industries.
Platinum Composites Softly Launch in Gort
Platinum Composites Launched its Galway composite manufacturing business in Gort in January. Platinum Composites launched softly with a six figure investment in the area creating 5 jobs already. Supported by Enterprise Ireland they are executing a business and development plan that will see them bring further customers and investment to the Kiltartan site with the creation of a further 24 jobs in 2016.
Deputy Ciaran Cannon who helped attract the business to the region said, “I am delighted to have worked closely with the directors of Platinum Composites to bring about this major investment in jobs for South Galway. These 29 jobs will be highly skilled and will feed into a growing high tech manufacturing sector which I’m convinced will form part of Ireland’s future. With an existing motorway connection to Shannon airport and soon to Galway City, Gort is ideally located to benefit from similar investment in the future. I was more than happy to identify the town as a location for this investment and the founders of Platinum Composites are very happy with their new premises. There is no reason why a high tech manufacturing cluster can’t be developed in Gort to serve both the aviation and wind energy sectors”
Mark Mc Keigue, Commercial Director of Platinum Composites Says, “We are delighted to chose Gort for a location for this business. A high tech yet heavy engineering business like ours require a highly skilled labor force. We have the means to train these skills to the right people and the people we’ve met in the region have both the aptitude and attitude required to become part of our team. This combined with it’s proximity to Shannon and Galway made Gort the ideal location choice for Platinum Composites.”
Platinum Compsites specialised in composite manufacturing for the renewable, aviation, automotive and marine industries. They also have design and engineering capabilities. When asked about the business opportunities for Platinum Composites Hugh Carpenter, Managing Director of Platinum Composites said “We are very excited to be based in the West of Ireland to allow us to build relationships great clients in renewables, in transport and in aviation. We look forward to growing Platinum Composites and the platinum composites team to achieve great success in this rapidly growing industry.”