PennEngineering has announced a major digital transformation of its Galway facility, which will create about 20 jobs over the next three years.

The company said its multimillion-euro investment will involve the upskilling of all 200 staff based in Galway.

This project is supported by IDA Ireland.

Since it set up its Galway facility in 2001, the number of staff at the company has grown from 80 to 200.

Mary Ann Fleming, President of PennEngineering Fastening Technologies (Europe) Limited, said the company was delighted with the support from IDA Ireland to allow it to expedite its Smart Manufacturing programme.

"Our Industry 4.0 strategy will allow us to escalate our product offerings to the European Market and remain competitive in a growing market for us," she added.

CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said that today's announcement by Penn Engineering demonstrates the organisation's commitment to the West region.

"The decision to upskill its workforce and expand the Galway facility's R&D capabilities is closely aligned to the growth, impact, regions and transformation pillars central to IDA Ireland's strategy," he added.

Meanwhile, Westcare Homecare has announced the creation of 70 new jobs in Roscommon and Tuam in Co Galway over the next 12 months with the opening of two new offices.

Westcare Homecare is a non-medical home care company which provides care and support to meet the unique needs of each client in the comfort of their own home.

The company said the new jobs will support it in the delivery of person-centred care to older persons, within the home setting and local community.