Fire protection company Writech has announced the creation of 50 jobs with the launch of a new design and innovation centre in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.
The company has invested €2 million in the facility which uses state-of-the-art 3D technology to design, engineer, manufacture and assemble products and systems for clients.
The centre will lead to the creation of up to 50 jobs in the initial phase, with the prospect of further jobs being added to the existing workforce of over 300 across the group.
Writech provides fire protection products and systems to companies across a range of sectors including pharmaceutical, retail, data centres and offices.
"Today is the culmination of a vision we had many years ago to build a world class operation in Mullingar that will lead and change the industry across Ireland, Europe and beyond," said Ted Wright, CEO of Writech.
The company has also announced the acquisition of Ce Sprinkler, a Swedish fire-protection business.
It follows Writech's recent acquisition of Compco, a UK provider of automatic fire suppression systems.