COMPANIES IN KILKENNY
Leading engineering firms from a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, process, steel fabric, mechanical, civil, and more, have already made large investments in Kilkenny. These businesses were drawn to the area because of its exceptional global connectivity and ability to attract elite talent.
Kilkenny is a well-known destination for engineering services and is home to a number of other well-known
businesses in the field.
Noreside Engineering Ltd
WEW Engineering Ltd
Hayes Higgins Partnership
Piltown Engineering Ltd
CDS Architectural Metalwork
Solving complex Process Engineering challenges
Established in 1995, Prochem Engineering is one of the leading engineering consultancy firms in Ireland. Their offering has grown over time to a position where we now focus on the key engineering disciplines of Process Engineering and Building Services Engineering, delivering high quality integrated solutions throughout the project life cycle and into the operational environment. Prochem has two key office locations in Kilkenny & Cork. Our central location in the medieval city of Kilkenny means that our head office is located only 30 minutes from Waterford and 80 minutes from Dublin. As professional engineers, the directors of Prochem have always subscribed to the development of the engineering profession. To that end we actively promote and encourage career development and participation in industry organisations such as ISPE, Engineers Ireland and IChemE among our team of over 170 dedicated professionals.
Noreside Engineering Ltd
Noreside Engineering Ltd are specialists in stainless steel fabrication and the design and manufacture of conveying and packaging equipment for the Food, Pharmaceutical and Beverages Industries.
Their systems deliver increased efficiency and maximum commercial output. These results are delivered through a focus on the use of high-quality components and customisation to suit the individual requirements of the project.
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WEW Engineering Ltd
Specialist Consulting Engineering design and management company focused on sustainable, energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment, including waste-to-energy projects, both industrial and municipal. Their highly professional team comprises specialist Water Chemists, Chartered Engineers, Master Planners, Field Specialists, and 3D CAD Designers. In-house water engineering specialities include chemistry and process design, with integrated mechanical electrical instrumentation and automation engineering services, all available for each project.
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Hayes Higgins Partnership
Hayes Higgins Partnership was founded in 1980 by John Hayes and Donal Higgins. Hayes Higgins Partnership is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering practice employing 40+ staff in Dublin, Kilkenny & London. With 39 years in business they use their unique expertise to ensure they deliver the highest standard for their clients as a leading provider of consultancy services. Our constantly evolving skills base reflects the diversity of both our clients and our staff.
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Lawler Consulting is a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified Building Services and Sustainability Engineers with offices in Ireland and the UK. We offer a range of engineering services including building services design, project management, and sustainability and low carbon consultancy.
Our practice has grown over the past 40 years to become one of the leading Building Services Consultancies in Ireland and is rapidly growing in the UK in all construction sectors including Education, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Healthcare, Retail, Hotel & Leisure and Public Buildings.
We value our clients and are a trusted partner for them, many of whom have grown with us. The repeat business of these clients since our establishment is something we pride our operations on and are very grateful for.
Our aim is a simple one of making our client’s businesses better. This we achieve not simply through excellence in engineering, but also through ensuring we are aligned with our clients’ project objectives. We have particular sustainability expertise delivering healthier buildings with superior energy performance thereby reducing running costs but more importantly increasing yield and asset values of buildings
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Piltown Engineering Ltd
Specialists in manufacturing.
Piltown Engineering Ltd has built up a loyal base of customers over the years and prides itself on customer satisfaction. This has made our customers feel confident in our products with full back up and guarantee available. Our customer base includes public bodies, civil contractors, electrical wholesalers, developers and sports lighting contractors. In addition to the Irish market, both North and South, Piltown Engineering has exported its products to the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America. Piltown Engineering Ltd offers a comprehensive package to its customers including design, manufacture, certification, traceability, transport and above all customer satisfaction.
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CDS Architectural Metalwork
At CDS, we work with mildsteel, stainless steel, copper, brass and glass manufacturing feature metalwork such as gates, railings, balconies, canopies and staircases etc.
We at CDS have a passion for quality and this quality is achieved through the outstanding workmanship and the wealth of experience, which has been grown and nurtured here.
Our aim is to continue designing and manufacturing the highest quality metalwork pieces, which become features in the buildings for which they are created while challenging everyday the procedures and practices to achieve an even higher level of workmanship. Perfection in metalwork is our goal.
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Kilkenny has already attracted significant investment from leading financial services companies such as State Street International and Bank of Ireland. These companies were attracted by a location offering exceptional global connectivity and the capacity to attract high calibre people.
Bank of Ireland
When you work with State Street in Ireland, you have access to the local market knowledge of our experienced professionals, as well as highly scalable, global capabilities and services.
Since entering the Irish market in 1996, we’ve grown to more than 2,500 employees. Today, with more than 10,000 employees throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, we offer local investors a range of financial services, including investment servicing, investment research and trading, and investment management.
Building on our talent, innovation and excellent client services, we’re focused on helping you find new opportunities. We’re also committed to embracing the high standards of governance in the Irish market. With offices in Dublin, Drogheda, Kilkenny and Naas, and strong local industry representation through Irish Funds, Financial Services Ireland, the Institutional Money Market Funds Association, Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF), Irish Association of Investment Managers and the Investment Company Institute, we’ll help you stay at the forefront of the industry.
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Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland Group is one of the largest financial services groups in Ireland and provides a broad range of banking and other financial services. The Group is organised into four trading segments and one support division to effectively serve our customers.
Operating as one of Ireland’s largest lenders with gross lending of €5.3 billion lent to the Irish economy in 2020, including targeted supports for businesses impacted by the difficult trading conditions. Serving 2 million consumer and business customers across a broad range of segments and sectors, while offering them the choice to engage through digital, branch and phone banking channels. Promoting their financial wellbeing by delivering a full range of financial products, services and propositions tailored to meet their needs, manage their current finances and to plan for the future.
A leading provider of life, pensions, general insurance, investment and savings products in the Irish market. The Group is the only bancassurer in Ireland operating through New Ireland, and encompasses Wealth Distribution and Bank of Ireland Insurance Services. The Group, through New Ireland sells a broad range of protection, investment and pension products to individual and corporate customers in the Republic of Ireland. Its liabilities are predominantly unit linked and it has a multi-channel distribution strategy, selling products through the Bank’s branch network, the independent broker market and a tied agent channel (financial advisors).
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LoanITT is a fast-growing new credit intermediary creating innovative open banking solutions which works with lenders, via APIs, to provide customers with efficient access to credit at no cost to the consumer. LoanITT’s unique selling point is offering value and benefit to each side of the market. Customers have access to, and choice of, the best rates in the market while also removing the need for documentation.
Lenders benefit from a more streamlined process to consumers and the digital features which LoanITT provides, currently no consumers can experience a fully digital consumer application experience for credit with no paperwork. Through open banking solutions, LoanITT can speed up the decisioning process by completely removing the need for supplementary documentation such as bank statements and payslips when applying for credit.
Specialising in alternative asset classes, we’ve been pushing the boundaries in fund and corporate services since 2001, with client-centric teams, multi-jurisdictional solutions and award-winning service. Aztec Group announces expansion into Ireland, creating 30 new jobs in Kilkenny City.
Check out Aztech Group’s current career openings here
Kilkenny is a hub for innovative tech companies who want to benefit from the exceptional offering of high-quality talent, investment opportunities and excellent infrastructure.
Ireland’s tech sector is a core part of the government’s economic agenda and its support is not limited to those companies operating in the capital. Kilkenny is home to global tech organisations and start-ups involved in cyber security.
This buzzing entrepreneurial culture means that the start-up community has a great network with which to share experiences and make connections.
CluneTech is a suite of software technology companies providing industry-leading solutions that simplify global business. Established in 1996 by entrepreneur Terry Clune and headquartered in Kilkenny, CluneTech has a footprint across four continents, and does business in more than 100 countries on a daily basis. The group has offices in 21 countries, and over 1,500 employees globally. Our technology streamlines business processes such as digital sales, global payroll, tax compliance, global VAT & cross-border payments. Together with our partners, we create seamless, secure and innovative solutions that provide the best customer experience to our clients around the world. CluneTech has been recognized as one of the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland, as well as a Best Workplace in Tech and a Best Workplace for Women. We are also proud to have retained our Platinum winner status in Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies Awards for the seventh consecutive year.
TransferMate is the world’s leading B2B global payments infrastructure as-a-service. We simplify, digitalize and automate the manual tasks involved in paying and getting paid. Leading banks, software providers, and fintechs partner with TransferMate to offer an enhanced global payments experience for their business customers. Think big and expand your horizons with a career at TransferMate
Immedis is the global leader in consolidated global payroll solutions. Processing payroll in over 150 countries, the Immedis Platform provides a unified view of global payroll operations, real-time data analytics, and advanced reporting capability, while ensuring legislative compliance and data security. Immedis’ deep integration capabilities with HCM and finance providers, dramatically simplifies multi-country payroll obligations.
Taxback International Established in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1996 by Terry Clune, Taxback International has grown into a world leader in VAT (Value Added Tax) compliance, reclaim and consultancy. We combine innovative technology, deep industry expertise and value-added partnerships to deliver comprehensive VAT solutions for our clients.
Taxback started out more than sixteen years ago with just one guy and his mum at the kitchen table busily preparing tax returns for his university mates. Since then, taxback.com has become a global enterprise, our footprint now spanning Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australasia.
We offer tax refund and filing services for individuals and have developed travel products in response to our customers’ needs. In the corporate sector, we provide a wide range of VAT and tax recovery solutions to an ever-growing client base. Joining an innovative company such as ours, gives you the chance to discover a career path that will excite and challenge you.
Established in 2003, Visa First is the world’s leading provider of visa processing and immigration services. We’re part of an international group of companies with 28 offices around the world – including locations in Australia, UK, France and Italy.
We provide a fast and reliable service – removing the hassle, uncertainty and time associated with arranging travel visas and permits. And every year we process 10,000 visas for our customers worldwide! Our goal is to provide a global visa solution to travellers, no matter where they are based or where their next destination is.
Benamic is a specialist division of CluneTech, a global fintech group that offers innovative software to some of the world’s leading brands.We are proud to be a team committed to mang things happen, and we are always looking for talented and ambitious people to join us. So, if you’re interested in a career in marketing, finance, technology, or project management and beyond, please look at our available roles
IDLF is a low-risk investment fund authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. By making a low-risk investment, you can secure long-term residency in Ireland through the Irish Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP).
We promise to be honest, professional and transparent. Providing the highest standard of customer services is very important to us as we are honoured to showcase Ireland to you.
Contact us to inquire about upcoming career opportunities here
Kilkenny is home to some of the top medical industry companies with further investment committed over the next few years. These companies were attracted by a location offering exceptional global connectivity and the capacity to attract high calibre people.
CF Pharma is an ISO 13485 and HACCP accredited company based in Ireland that manufactures a range of novel specific Health Food Supplements, Medical Device Formulations and Advanced Topical Dermatological Solutions for both the Human and Animal Healthcare. In accordance with regulatory criteria, CF Pharma’s broad workforce base possesses the skill sets necessary to produce medical devices that are of the highest caliber, inventive, safe, and effective. The business is constantly trying to expand its selection of new, cutting-edge human and veterinary products.
A $24 billion healthcare provider and insurer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centred, cost-effective, accountable care. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialisation arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International.
Providing high-quality healthcare in the South East since 2006, UPMC’s operations in Ireland now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane and UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny. Outpatient care is available at the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and in Cork, the UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at WIT Arena and the UPMC Concussion Network. UPMC is the Official Healthcare Partner of the GAA and GPA. At UPMC, we’re all here for the same reason — to make Life Changing Medicine happen. We each play an important role in our mission to improve healthcare.
At Vhi we’re committed to helping people live longer, stronger, healthier lives. Whether that’s by providing rapid access to care in our innovative health facilities or through trusted health insurance.
We’re moving beyond insurance and our 1,500 colleagues each play an active role in shaping our vision of the future. Integrity, innovation, empowerment, courage, and customer-driven service are at the core of what we do. These values drive us to deliver market-leading services and benefits for over 1 million personal and corporate customers every day.
But we don’t just care for our members, our people are the heart of who we are. We understand the importance of a work/life balance and support our team members with opportunities for advancement, continuous learning and development, a flexible working environment and a competitive salary.
Living our vision and taking a holistic approach to health means our environment and identity are important to us. We’re committed to building a greener workplace that fosters an inclusive culture where diversity is embraced. That’s why we’re focused on growing initiatives within Vhi, including our LGBTQ+ Society, Women’s Network, Sustainability Programme and more.
Find out more about who we are or how you can join our team at www.vhi.ie.
Manufacturing is an important industry in Kilkenny. There are many companies involved in manufacturing, as a result of the strong transport connections.
Medite Smartply part of Coillte Group, manufactures and supplies innovative and sustainable wood panel products to customers throughout Europe and is located at Belview Port. Its success and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has seen the company become one of the region’s largest exporters. At Medite Smartply our vision is to deliver exceptionally engineered products outstanding sustainability credentials, customer-focused innovation and industry-leading customer services.
We offer fantastic opportunities for people with the ambition and talent to help us deliver on this vision. There are exciting employment opportunities to work in areas such as engineering, finance, manufacturing, marketing, sales. The culture at Medite Smartply is one of collaboration, respect and integrity, this creates a work environment that enables our people to achieve to their full potential.
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.
To apply for one of our open vacancies, please submit your CV to the relevant email address detailed in the vacancy advertised here
Asgard Cleanroom Solutions
Asgard is a high growth, progressive EMEA Company established in 2000. They are the leader in Modular Cleanroom Design and Manufacturing for the Biotech & Pharma sector.
They provide controlled environments across multiple industrial sectors. Asgard always work in partnership with our clients and supply chain to design, develop and construct innovative Biotech and Pharmaceutical controlled environment solutions.
At Asgard, their entire team understands the need for cGMP (GxP) compliance and always adhere to the highest regulated standards set out by the various regional and regulatory bodies, such as ISO and the FDA. Their success is strengthened by their total commitment to quality, health and safety and the environment. Asgard Cleanroom Solutions are accredited under I.S. EN ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and OHSAS 45001:2018 & 18001:2007 S.R. (Health & Safety).
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We specialise in rapid delivery of both modular on-site and off site construction solutions on some of Europe’s largest and most complex high-tech projects primarily in the biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical & Data Centre sectors.
Kilkenny has a long established agri-food sector with major companies operating in the county including Tilan, formally Glanbia and Connolly’s Red Mills, complemented by an emerging artisan food producer base of approximately 40 micro and medium sized food producers.
Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and Agri brands.
The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries. Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.
The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.
A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 Agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it.
For more information visit: www.tirlan.com
Join our Talent Pool – Register your experience & sign up for career opportunities at www.tirlan.com/careers
At Tirlán the culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.
Tirlán owns leading consumer and Agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition.
Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation – www.tirlan.com
Connolly’s Red Mills
Connolly’s Red Mill’s is a family owned company, providing precision nutrition for a wide range of animal needs, across the agri, equine, pet and greyhound sectors. The company was established in 1908 in Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny and today, we export to over 40 countries around the world.
For people who value their animals, as high performers or as family pets, Connolly’s RED MILLS has been the automatic choice for over 100 years, and we are proud to say, the fifth generation of our family is continuing this tradition today.
We know just what it takes to get you the best results in terms of animal nutrition, health, well-being and performance. Some of the most successful high-performance animals in the world have been fed on Connolly’s RED MILLS. The products that produce these results are supported by nutritional research along with some of the most technologically advanced innovation and manufacturing processes in the world.
Beotanics is a specialist supplier of unique, good-for-you Plant-based Food Ingredients. We are delivering new ways to feed the planet and in doing so providing fresh opportunities for Horticulture and Food production in Ireland.
We have been working for many years on researching and developing crops, that deliver taste, nutritional and functional solutions to the food industry.
In April 2019 we officially launched our Beotanics business and we are now establishing as an end-to-end solution provider of unique plant-based food ingredients. What makes us unique is that our varieties are unique and we also operate an end-to-end partnership model that provides food and beverage manufacturers with a supplier who can offer a unique plant genetics source through to bespoke food ingredient solution.
We passionately believe that what we do is good for the planet and fills a social need by:
- Improving human health.
- Balancing Resource Allocation.
- Enhancing Biodiversity.
- Reducing Environmental Impact of the Food Industry.
Kilkenny, home to the Design & Craft Council of Ireland headquarters, Grennan Mill Craft School, Sessions House Jewellery School and many more has long been recognised as the centre of Ireland’s design and craft sector, with international lifestyle brand Kilkenny Design having established itself right in the heart of the city over 50 years ago.
Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon & Lighthouse Studios is a five-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. From award-winning shorts to feature films and TV series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international Animation industry.
Kilkenny, the creative heart of Ireland, is a thriving centre for artisan craft production where you will find every bespoke product imaginable across a wide range of craft disciplines.
A woollen mill has stood on the Mill site for over 800 years. The Cushens have been involved in woollen textile manufacturing since the 18th century and are acutely aware of the history and the heritage of which they are part.
Six generations of the Cushen family have been crafting exceptional textiles in Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny. Spinning yarn and weaving blankets, forging a reputation and setting the standard for the marque of quality and excellence that is carried forward today.
For more information visit: https://cushendale.ie/
Nicholas Mosse is a renowned Irish pottery and cermamics studio located in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny. The studio is known for its handcrafted and hand-painted pottery, which has gained international recognition for its unique designs, high-quality craftsmanship, and distinctive style.
The story of Nicholas Mosse Pottery began in 1976 when Nicholas Mosse – the son of a flour merchant – moved back to Ireland having trained in the UK and Japan and set up his own pottery studio on the Mosse family land in Kilkenny.
Over the years, the studio has grown in popularity, and Nicholas Mosse’s distinctive pottery pieces have become highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
The dsigns often feature floral patterns and charming country scenes that evoke a sense of warmth and nostalgia. The colour palette is rich and earthy, with blues, greens and browns prominent.
Today Nicholas Mosse Pottery is considered a leading name in Irish ceramics and has a loyal following worldwide. The timeless designs continue to be cherished by those appreciative of handmade, artisinal pottery.
For more information: https://nicholasmosse.com/