New Trade Association from Ibec launched

November 17, 2021

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, is pleased to announce the launch of Engineering Industries Ireland. The Association will represent engineering businesses, both homegrown and multinationals, to advocate for a supportive business environment, as well as provide expert employer relations, industry insight and incomparable networking opportunities for members. The group forms Ibec’s 40th individual trade association.
Formed in September 2021, Engineering Industries Ireland’s mission is to build a better and sustainable future for engineering business by influencing policy with a unified voice on shared challenges and encouraging companies to innovative prepare and develop solutions for sustainable businesses and drive talent development. 
Managing Director of Cartamundi Ireland & UK, and incoming Engineering Industries Ireland Chairman, Barry Morrissey said: “Engineering businesses are at the forefront of tackling some of the biggest challenges we face, delivering innovation in technologies to support renewable energies and supporting greener global supply chains through sustainable local manufacturing. I am looking forward to working with our new board and members companies in rolling out a new strategy for the sector.”  

Head of Engineering Industries Ireland, Pauline O’ Flanagan said: “Our Vision is for Ireland to be a global engineering centre of excellence, where multinationals and home-grown companies collaborate strategically to become more sustainable, innovate, prosper and drive economic growth. Ireland’s engineering sectors underpins much of the Irish and global manufacturing and services economy and is responsible for over 46,000 jobs.”
Ibec Director of Member Services and Sectors, Sharon Higgins added: “A thriving engineering industry is vital to Ireland’s economic success, as a growing number of businesses locate in regions with a strong engineering base. The engineered products and sub supply sector is growing, with exports of €8 billion annually.” 
Engineering Industries Ireland represents both FDI multinationals and home-grown businesses which serve a broad range of services and manufacturing industries such as automotive, aviation, energy and environment, construction, agriculture as well as the sub supply sectors.