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Vertiv invests in Northern Ireland manufacturing facility

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Vertiv has announced it is making a significant investment in a manufacturing facility in Campsie, Derry/Londonderry.

Supported by Invest Northern Ireland, Vertiv has said the facility will create around 200 skilled jobs and contribute to the country’s manufacturing and engineering sector.

“We are delighted to be making this investment which will support our EMEA and global business growth and help us to meet strong market demand for our infrastructure solutions, mainly driven by digitalisation and AI adoption,” Karsten Winther, President of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Vertiv, said of the investment.

“Vertiv’s focus is on solving the most important challenges facing today’s data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions. This new investment will support our goal.”

Philip O’Doherty, Managing Director for the E+I business at Vertiv, added: “Derry was not the only location we considered for this facility, but it came out on top when we realised the quality of the local workforce, the cost-competitive business environment and the ease with which we can establish links and work with colleges and universities to support our research and development plans. The support from Invest NI was also crucial to our decision to choose Northern Ireland.”

The Department for the Economy’s Assured Skills Academies will help fill 72 of the vacanies by providing training across skills areas in electrical and mechanical installation.

Mike Brennan, Permanent Decretary at the Department for the Economy, said, “This announcement of new jobs by Vertiv is excellent news for the North West, endorsing Northern Ireland’s place in the Advanced Manufacturing sector and further developing our sub-regional economy.

“Assured Skills Academies have a track record of equipping participants with the skills employers need to flourish and grow. Furthermore, participants on these Assured Skills Academies who complete the training are guaranteed a job interview for a role with Vertiv and will be strongly positioned for success.”

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