New £2million Yelo factory ‘an endorsement of Mid and East Antrim as a great place to do business’
Friday 24 November 2017
The opening of leading test equipment company Yelo’s £2million factory in Carrickfergus has been hailed as an endorsement of Mid and East Antrim as a great place to do business.
The high-tech firm officially opened its new 25,000 sq ft facility at Trooperslane Industrial Estate in the town this week.
Yelo designs, develops and manufactures sophisticated automated equipment for testing and measuring the performance of lasers, radar systems and electronic products. Its customers include high-end manufacturing/software development companies such as Cisco and Schneider Electric.
Chair of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Economic Growth and Tourism Committee, Alderman Maureen Morrow, welcomed the announcement.
She said: “Growing the economy is Council’s number one strategic priority, with a key focus on ensuring that Mid and East Antrim continues to be recognised as a place to visit, invest and live in with job availability, investments and economic growth.
“We in Council recognise our business sector as a key economic driver and there are significant growth opportunities in the advanced manufacturing sector, where we have a very strong base.
“As a leading manufacturer of automated test equipment for the photonics and electronics industries, Yelo is an important part of the advanced manufacturing sector.
“The company’s team of 40 highly skilled engineers and strong focus on export sales are typical of companies within the sector which make a significant contribution to the growth of our economy.
“We are encouraged by the company’s progress to date and their endorsement of the local area as a great place to do business and I wish them every success in the future.”
Photograph: Alderman Maureen Morrow