Robinson and McGuinness announce £32million investment by Ryobi, creating 100 new jobs

Visit1On 4 February 2014, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK), Limited was delighted to host a meeting to announce the investment of £32million in its Carrickfergus plant, creating 100 new jobs, with support from Invest Northern Ireland.

Ryobi Chairman, Hiroshi Urakami, flew from Japan to attend the event, and greeted guests, who included First Minister Peter Robinson, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, Invest NI Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton, and Invest NI Director Kevin McCann.

John Hughes, Managing Director, briefed visitors on the company’s growth and future plans, and the Ministers and guests were given a short tour of the facility to view the die casting machines and the new robot-operated machinery.  The Ministers then addressed the media in the training room.

Details of the announcement, as well as video footage and photographs of the visit appeared on the local TV news and in the local newspapers.

Please watch out for future job opportunities on the company recruitment website.

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Christmas Charity Fundraising


The Ryobi Charity Committee arranged a number of fundraising activities in the run-up to Christmas, including a coffee morning, ballot and quiz.

These events were generously supported by all our employees, and we raised a total of £1,306 which was donated to Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

Rosie Forsythe, Community Fundraising Officer for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland said, “A huge thank you to staff of Ryobi Aluminium Casting for raising a fantastic £1,306 for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland in December 2013.  This donation will continue to help Cancer Focus to help support local cancer patients and their families, here, in Northern Ireland.”

Carrickfergus College Visit

Carrickfergus College Visit

In December a group of pupils from Carrickfergus College visited Ryobi.  The visit was hosted by Graham Coulter, Integrated Systems Superintendent, who gave a presentation about the company, followed by a plant tour, with assistance from Calum Elliot, Quality Engineer.  The students were particularly interested in finding out about the quality systems used within the company.

Ryobi would be delighted to facilitate similar visits from other educational establishments.  Please contact the Human Resources team for further details.

Tel: 028 9335 1043