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EMCA announces 42 new jobs in Cavan

The process control and automation company is supported by Enterprise Ireland and based in Cootehill

Gilmore & Clarke (Electrical) Limited t/a EMCA, a leading Irish process control and automation company, has announced a significant expansion of its operations in Cootehill, Co. Cavan, creating 42 new jobs over the next 3 years.

The jobs form part of EMCA’s continuous growth strategy in the Irish and UK market and also following successful appointment to the new Irish Water National Minor MEICA Framework which will be signed on Wednesday.

The announcement was made today at EMCA’s new Software & Design Centre located at Cootehill Enterprise and Technology Centre by Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, together with EMCA Managing Director Paul Clarke and Aidan McKenna, Regional Director at Enterprise Ireland who have supported this development.

The company was founded by Paul Clarke in 1998 and as Managing Director; he has nurtured and grown EMCA into one of the leading process control and automation companies in Ireland. His expansive knowledge in electrical engineering and process automation combined with a strategic vision and capability, has positioned EMCA at the forefront of this industry sector.

The high-skilled jobs will add 42 to the existing 40 staff currently employed by EMCA. EMCA is seeking experts in software, design and the electrical field to serve its expansion both here in Ireland and the UK. For more information about applying, potential candidates can visit

Speaking at the announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, said “I am absolutely delighted to announce that EMCA will soon become the anchor tenant here in the Cootehill Enterprise and Technology Centre with the creation of 42 new jobs. This is a great boost to Cootehill and to the county. Huge congratulations to Paul Clarke and the staff at EMCA, and also to Vincent Reynolds and his team in the Cavan County Enterprise Fund on this great news. You are a credit to the local area and I wish you the very best with the exciting period ahead.”

Paul Clarke, Managing Director of EMCA said “Today marks a very proud day for EMCA as we announce our plans to expand our business here in Cootehill. This expansion is due to a very dedicated and motivated workforce who have the ambition to drive EMCA to the next level. I would like to acknowledge the support of Minister Heather Humphrey and her Office, Enterprise Ireland, The Local Enterprise Office and Cavan County Enterprise Fund in supporting us to realise our expansion plans. We look forward to working with Enterprise Ireland as we move into this exciting phase of our business development.”

Aidan McKenna – Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland said “This announcement by EMCA is great news for Cavan and the surrounding region. Innovative companies located throughout the regions of Ireland are the backbone of a strong economy, especially in the face of business challenges such as Brexit. I would like to congratulate EMCA on this achievement and at Enterprise Ireland, we look forward to continuing our work with Paul Clarke and the team as they embark on this new growth trajectory.”

About Gilmore & Clarke (Electrical) Limited t/a EMCA

Employing a highly skilled and specialised team of electrical, software, design and mechanical engineers, EMCA currently serves a client base across Ireland and the UK for industrial sectors such as Water & Waste Water, Renewable Energy, Engineering and Construction delivering innovative solutions whilst guaranteeing value for money, increased efficiencies, energy conservation and enhanced productivity.

Offering a bespoke turnkey service from design, manufacture, electrical and mechanical installation, software development to final commissioning, EMCA’s client service extends beyond project completion. Our in-house customer support team ensures access to 24-hour maintenance services and online technical solutions.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Paul Clarke
Managing Director
Gilmore & Clarke (Electrical) Limited t/a EMCA
+353 49 5552032