Kerry-based Dairymaster is set to fill 60 new roles next year as it continues to expand its operations.

Dairymaster produces equipment for the global dairy industry including milking parlours, feeding equipment and milk tanks.

The new positions are in design, software, production, electronic engineering, mobile app development, service and installation and sales.

It has customers in more than 40 countries and is targeting growth in the US and British markets next year.

The jobs are across a number of areas including design, engineering and sales and will be based in Kerry, Britain and the US.

The company said that traditionally it targets experienced professionals returning home for Christmas and it will be doing that again this year while also looking to the Irish jobs market.

Dairymaster currently employs 360 people in roles ranging from manufacturing, sales, engineering, software and much more in its global headquarters in Kerry and in regional hubs in the UK and US.

Dairymaster chief executive Dr Edmond Harty said that the company has ambitious plans for 2016. 

"With this new recruitment drive we are very keen to get the right people into the right jobs to help us drive the company. We are renowned for innovation and technology in our products and we can only continue to do this with the support of our staff," he added.

The company recently won the top technology award at the national Agribusiness Awards for its new product, the Swiftflo Commander. 

Dairymaster CEO Dr Edmond Harty was also announced as the inaugural winner of the Agribusiness Leader Award at the event earlier this month.

Dairymaster chief executive Dr Edmond Harty said that the company has ambitious plans for 2016. 

"With this new recruitment drive we are very keen to get the right people into the right jobs to help us drive the company. We are renowned for innovation and technology in our products and we can only continue to do this with the support of our staff," he added.

The company recently won the top technology award at the national Agribusiness Awards for its new product, the Swiftflo Commander. 

Its CEO was also announced as the inaugural winner of the Agribusiness Leader Award at the event earlier this month.