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Thursday 16 August 2018

Minister hears all about success of a local company

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, Marian Roberts, General Manager of Conductix Wampfler of Baltinglass and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, Marian Roberts, General Manager of Conductix Wampfler of Baltinglass and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD

Marian Roberts, General Manager of Baltinglass-based company Conductix Wampfler, has met with Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys as part of an engagement initiative with some of IDA Ireland's small multi-national companies.

The meeting with Conductix Wampfler and three other companies took place as part of the Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2018 event in Croke Park on Wednesday last which highlighted Ireland's business leadership and operational effectiveness.

Ms Roberts outlined the company's history in Ireland during the meeting.

Wampflex Ltd was established 44 years ago in Baltinglass. The Irish operation changed its name to Conductix-Wampfler in 2007 after it was acquired by Delachaux. It also forms part of the Conductix division, which is dedicated to the transmission of energy and data for all types of industrial equipment. The company employ 26 permanent and 17 temporary staff.

The Irish site is a production unit supplying specialised products to sister sites within the group. Products manufactured in Baltinglass include rubber buffers, data and power transmission components and plastic injected moulded parts.

The Irish operation has now established itself as a centre of competency for plastics injection moulding and is the sole manufacturer of plastic components and rubber buffers in the Conductix Division for the US and European markets.

Speaking after the meeting, Minister Humphreys said: 'I was delighted to meet with Marian and the executives of the three other companies who are small multi-national IDA client companies, and to hear their success stories.

'The Government is committed to a greater spread of regional employment and these companies show what can be achieved. These companies have been in Ireland for a long time and it's important to acknowledge their contribution to their local economies,' she said.

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