MetPro Ltd., a Transcendia company today announced that it is to expand operations in its facility in Tralee. This announcement will lead to the creation of approximately 15 new jobs over the next three years.
stablished in 1998, MetPro Ltd. specialises in the provision of sustainable solutions based on proprietary BioCor VCI technology for incorporation into paper and plastic packaging materials in the automotive, engineering, electronics and packaging industries. In 2014, MetPro was acquired by Transcendia, a US company engaged in the manufacture of specialty film and coating products.
“MetPro Ltd. is excited to expand operations at its Irish headquarters and consolidate the manufacturing of our market leading VCI product portfolio in Tralee,” said General Manager for UK & Ireland operations Niall O’Carroll.
“The Tralee facility has a proven track record in terms of R&D and manufacturing excellence, and we are looking forward to applying that experience to this new process. I would also like to thank the IDA for its facilitation and commitment to the company during the process and hope to continue to work closely with them on an ongoing basis.”
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD said “Congratulations to the team at MetPro on this expansion, which will see 15 new jobs created over the next 3 years. I know the Tralee site has played an especially pivotal role in R&D for the company’s global manufacturing services and I wish the team the very best of luck with their future plans.
The new facility will close the loop from research & development through to VCI paper coating production and complements the existing plastic masterbatch facility, which has been successfully operated in Tralee for many years.
Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomed the announcement saying “it will provide a significant boost and vital employment opportunities for the Tralee area. This expansion is an endorsement of the excellence in enterprise that MetPro Ltd. continues to provide to Tralee and County Kerry.”