There is always lots happening at Westpark Shannon and along the Atlantic Way Business Corridor. You can check out the latest news from Westpark Shannon and from the wider region right here, including new and expanding companies, regional developments, access news and more.
The new M17/M18 Gort to Tuam motorway is now open. The 53 kilometre stretch of motorway, costing €550 million, is a critical piece of infrastructure. It will reduce journey times for traffic travelling along the West of Ireland, and the improved connectivity will make Shannon and the West an even more compelling location for locating businesses.
The 2017 Mid-West Relocation Survey by Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group has found that highly-qualified people — both those originally from the region and those new to the area — are being attracted in large numbers to the Mid-West and taking up enviable careers with indigenous and multinational employers.
Congratulations to Aero Inspection on acquiring ‘Part 21 Design Ireland Ltd’. Both companies are based at Westpark Shannon.
There was a lion on the loose in Westpark Shannon on Friday, July 7, 2017 - a British and Irish Lion to be precise! Westpark Shannon’s new ‘In Conversation With’ series has begun with rugby legend David Wallace first up.
Westpark Shannon Business Campus is proud to be home to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aviation leasing and financing arm of GE. They continue to go from strength to strength and have just announced a firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the 52nd International Paris Air Show.
Westpark Shannon based companies have been soaring high at the Paris Air Show placing multi-billion orders. AerCap announced an order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners at the Air Show. The agreement, valued at $8.1 billion at list prices, makes AerCap the largest customer for the 787 Dreamliner.
Since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the trigger of Article 50, many UK-based companies are making early moves to protect their business. Some companies are actively seeking relocation, while others are considering a UK-Europe dual location strategy. Westpark provides a great option for companies interested in quick and easy access to the European Single Market.
Westpark's landscaping team have been busy planting thousands of plants and trees that will add to the beauty of the Westpark Campus environ. Expect swirls of wonderful colours throughout the year.
Congratulations to Westpark based B2BGateway on their EDI Connect App being shortlisted as a Finalist in the Technology section of the UK Logistics & Supply Chairn Excellence Awards recently held in London's Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.
Mid West aerospace professionals join forces to attract global aviation companies.
Congratulations to Mike Byrt, Continuing Airworthiness Manager of Westpark based, Part M Aviation Ireland Limited and founder of the SILC 2016 initiative, in association with Part 21 Design, Seabury MRO, Aero Inspection International and other Shannon based aviation companies, on their successful inaugural Conference held on 11th November 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Limerick.
Westpark is delighted to congratulate all the finalists for this year’s Aviation Industry Awards. Particular congratulations to the Westpark Campus based companies who have been shortlisted in the various categories:-
See advert as featured in the Sunday Business Post on Sunday 23rd October 2016
Congratulations to Paul, Gerry and the CalQRisk team on being shortlisted for a further prestigious industry award.
Westpark is delighted to congratulate Apple on being granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála to build an €850m data centre in Co Galway.
Congratulations to Westpark based B2BGateway on Maclaren's recent announcement that it has implemented B2BGateway's EDI Connect App.
Westpark’s new approach to its regular networking event, incorporating a ‘Soapbox’ for campus companies to give a 5-minute overview of their business, received a very positive response from those who attended the Networking Event on Friday June 10th 2016
Westpark is delighted to congratulate CalQRisk on being ‘Highly Commended’ for their risk management software solution product, at the Global Risk Awards which took place in London on 15th April 2016.
As the success of the aviation companies in Westpark continues to flourish, Westpark is delighted to congratulate Aldus Aviation on their recent merger with Danish, Nordic Aviation Capital.
The economic lift experienced in 2015 is continuing into 2016, as evidenced by a bright start for the Mid West’s leading Business Campus, Westpark.
Warmest congratulations to Pepper Ireland, a resident of Westpark Business Campus Shannon since 2012, on its announcement this week that it is entering the Irish mortgage market with the launch of a suite of new mortgage products and the establishment of a dedicated new lending division, “Pepper Homeloans”.
Westpark observes the progress of China's Aircraft Manufacturing.
DHL/ EKAS (Deutsche Post international BV) has agreed a substantial expansion of its business base at Westpark Shannon, moving into a new 5,000 sq.ft. facility, tailored to meet its specific needs with a fit-out value of €500,000. The move has been prompted by recent and planned staff expansion.
enet have announced the completion of their new fibre network in Westpark. Operated on an open-access basis, this infrastructure will facilitate end users in the park through a wide variety of service providers. enet have engineered two distinct geographical fibre paths into Westpark, offering service resilience to end-users.
Ambassador O’Malley congratulated Ireland Inc on being inclusive and nimble, characteristics that continue to help us attract US Foreign Direct Investment to our shores.
Westpark Shannon can justify its claim as a leading hub for aviation leasing and finance, as it is already home to 12 aviation businesses. Amongst them are the world’s top two aviation leasing companies, AerCap and GECAS, who between them have over 3,000 aircraft leased globally, representing 30 percent of the world’s fleet.
Galway County Council have granted planning approval for Apple's new €850 million data centre which will help run its online services like iTunes and Maps. The facility, to be built on a 500 acre greenfield site at Derrydonnell, is expected to be operational in 2017.
It’s a great vote of confidence in the Atlantic Way Region and it should help show the way for others.
Financial Services company Pepper Ireland has announced that it is to add up to 50 new jobs to its Irish operation. The company employs around 300 people in Ireland between its bases at Westpark Business Campus Shannon and Hatch Street Upper in Dublin. Pepper will split the new positions between the two locations.
Westpark is delighted to welcome Hubbell Incorporated to Westpark.
Hubbell is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, Italy, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Australia. Hubbell, headquartered in the United States, also participates in joint ventures and maintains sales offices throughout the world.
Did you know that an Irish leased aircraft takes off, somewhere in the world, every two seconds or that the world's top two global aviation leasing giants are based on the Westpark Business Campus, a special home to global aviation?