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Airport equipment maker Mallaghan to hire 40 more staff

Mallaghan is taking on 40 more staff
Gary McDonald Business Editor

AIRPORT ground support equipment manufacturer Mallaghan in Dungannon wants to recruit 40 more staff in a range of positions including automotive electricians, welders, assembly fitters, hydraulic fitters, plasma operators, tube laser operators and spray painters.

The recruitment drive (details at https://mallaghangse.com/careers), which will swell its workforce by around 15 per cent, follows an increase in orders for Mallaghan products from airlines and airports across the world as demand for air travel increases.

Company director Niall Mallaghan said: "The Covid pandemic had a serious impact on aviation, but finally we are seeing the green shoots of recovery with demand for air travel on the up.

"This increase in demand is reflected by an uplift in orders for our products, which has opened up opportunities at our Dungannon site.

"Through ongoing training and development, our teams are supported to meet their full potential with many team members presented with 20 year long service awards."

Mallaghan, which also has a site at Atlanta in Georgia, designs and manufacturers ground support equipment (GSE) including airport buses, fire rescue stairs, catering trucks, de-icers, passenger stairs and maintenance platform lifts.

Its products are sold in more than 100 countries for clients including Aer Lingus, BA, China Eastern Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Emirates, Etihad, Menzies Aviation, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, SAS and Swissport.

Niall Mallaghan added: "This is an exciting time as we further develop our i-tec range, which will have a direct impact on reducing carbon emissions within aviation.

"Innovation has always driven all we do, and we're proud to be playing a critical role in reshaping the industry as it strives to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

"We look forward to welcoming talented new members to the team who will be instrumental in the ongoing development and future success of our i-tec portfolio."

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