Modular Automation has announced plans to create 100 jobs by 2023 as it expands its facility in Shannon in Co Clare.

The expansion of the company, which sells automation solutions to the medical and technology sectors, is supported by Enterprise Ireland. 

It is buying eight acres of land for future development and has 60,000 square feet of ready to go production space to support immediate capacity requirements. 

The company's customer base includes Johnson and Johnson, Stryker and Boston Scientific.

Ireland is the second-largest exporter of medical devices in Europe and nine of the 10 worlds' top MedTech companies are based here which means Modular is perfectly placed to serve their automation needs.

"Our team has doubled in the past five years to over 170 employees and due to growing demand, we now plan to create another 100 jobs over the next three years," Vivian Farrell, CEO of Modular Automation, said. 

"We are also investing to substantially expand our facility to give us the capacity to deliver more for our customers both at home and across the US," she added. 

Enterprise Ireland's Stephen Creaner said Modular Automation is a great example of an Irish company with a clear global ambition that is building its scale and expanding its reach internationally and growing its base of new high-quality jobs in Ireland. 

"Through its commitment and investment in innovation, the company has successfully positioned itself to be a global leader in automation solutions for the growing MedTech sector," he added.