Ryobi exhibiting at Antrim & Newtownabbey Jobs and Careers Fair

Are you looking for a new job?  Come along and see us at the Antrim & Newtownabbey Jobs and Careers Fair in Antrim Forum on Thursday 28th March 2019 from 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm.

For further information visit https://antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/jobsfair/

 

University of Ulster Students visit RACUK

Thursday 14th March saw Ryobi host our second visit from 2nd year engineering students from University of Ulster. We had a group of 18 and following their safety induction and appropriately equipped with their personal protective equipment they had a tour of the factory. The response was very positive and the students took a keen interest in what they had observed during the tour. Ryobi has had a longstanding relationship with the local universities and colleges, and we offer excellent development opportunities for student placements and for graduate engineers.

Ryobi announce a further £7M investment in their plant in Carrickfergus

Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd., is pleased to announce a further £7m investment to their plant in Carrickfergus. The investment will facilitate an increase in capacity for the manufacture of precision aluminium die cast transmission components for one of their main customers VW / Audi / Skoda group.

The new equipment includes 2 off Buhler 900t High Pressure Dies Casting Machines and a Striko Westofen Melting Furnace.

Managing Director, David Watson said, “This is a major vote of confidence in the skill and dedication of the local workforce and will secure jobs well into the future”.

Since the recession in 2008, Ryobi have invested £45m in capital equipment to update its product portfolio for the European automotive industry.

Our main focus is on the more technically demanding high-value products where we can sell more value add.

This has been made possible by working closely with local Universities and Regional Technical Colleges to supply and train the best engineers and technicians to meet this challenge.

Employment in the plant has grown from 200 to over 500 people in high-value jobs in this time frame in areas across the plant.