Galway’s SL Controls creates 20 new engineering jobs and expands overseas

Keith Moran, MD of SL Controls (forefront) with the SL Controls Galway team.

Keith Moran, MD of SL Controls (forefront) with the SL Controls Galway team.

Galway-based equipment systems engineering firm, SL Controls, has announced 20 new positions. The company currently employ seven people at their offices at Galway Technology Centre, Wellpark Road, Galway. The new jobs are for qualified equipment systems engineers and graduates to support the company’s growing Irish operations and expansion into Europe.

The positions will be created across SL Control’s five operating centres in Galway, Limerick, Sligo, Dublin and Birmingham.

“As part of our client engagement and recruitment strategy, we opened our Galway offices in 2011,” said Keith Moran, Managing Director of SL Controls.

“The geographic spread of our business has been one of our biggest and best investments allowing us to recruit and retain top engineering talent and graduates, from Galway and the surrounding area, who are keen to live near their home towns and families.

“We are currently in a period of rapid expansion, having welcomed our 51st team member this week, and look forward to recruiting another 20 engineers by early 2017,”he said.

The company work closely with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland, Galway and Athlone Institute of Technology and regularly attend their careers events from which they actively recruit new members to the SL Controls’ team.

SL Controls has expanded into Europe with sights set on new territories and markets in the Food, Med Device and Pharma markets. The company has established a new compliance department and recently completed customised serialisation solutions in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden and France.

With the prevalence of counterfeit drugs leading to new data compliance directives whereby each drug must have its own unique identification code, this is a fast growing market and one SL Controls plans to increase to 10 per cent of its business by year end. The company’s turnover is on target to grow to €4.2 million by the end of 2016, up from €3.1 million in 2015.

Founded in Sligo in 2002 by MD, Keith Moran, and Chief Technology Officer, Shane Loughlin, SL Controls is an internationally recognised leader in Equipment Systems Integration. The SME has delivered over one million hours of specialised software integration services proven to significantly increase client’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE ) and overall operational costs. SL Controls works with clients across the pharma, medical device, healthcare, food and beverage and technology sectors, all of which require high level software integration expertise and regulatory compliance.

Leading engineering innovation in Ireland, SL Controls has created its own unique process for Equipment System Integration called DiVOM, developed in conjunction with Dublin Institute of Technology. DiVOM stands for Design, Integration, Validation, Operation and Maintenance and has been proven to save up to 30 per cent of client’s equipment operating costs.

This week also sees SL Controls launch its new engineering software range called TOTALline. Developed over ten years by SL Control’s experienced design engineers, TOTALline provides manufacturing clients with tailored solutions to deliver essential data and information to senior management and the corporate department from which key strategic decisions can be based. TOTALline’s applications are uniquely developed to provide clients bespoke solutions across four main categories - Corporate, Plant, Line and Equipment.

TOTALline applications are customisable to meet client’s unique needs and ever-changing production requirements. As SL Controls is vendor independent, the company can work with a client’s existing technologies and not burden them with a complete hardware or software re-design.

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