Recruitment for new jobs to begin soon

The Campsie based firm announced yesterday that it is more than doubling its workforce over the next three years as part of a strategy to grow its export sales six-fold. With support from Invest Northern Ireland, GES is investing £1.9m to upgrade its facility, purchase new machinery and create 61 new jobs across a range of roles, most of them engineering posts. GES currently employs 57 people and manufactures products from high strength and wear resistant steels for a range of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Their products are used in quarrying, mining, construction and agricultural sectors across Britain, Ireland the EU and the US. Speaking at the GES headquarters yesterday, Barry O’Neill, Sales Director of GES, told the ‘Journal’ that the company would be advertising for new recruits in the near future. The company now plans to increase exports to the North American and European markets, he said, adding: “We are going now six years and initially there were four people. We had a small workforce and from that now we have grown now to over 50 people here. “The industry is growing. Our success over the last six years shows that there is potential. We certainly have the capacity and the specialised skills, especially in engineering.”

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