Company’s Expansion To Create 15 New Jobs In Tralee

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MetPro Ltd., has announced that it is to expand operations in its facility in Clash, Tralee. This announcement will lead to the creation of approximately 15 new jobs over the next three years.

Established in 1998, MetPro Ltd. specialises in the provision of sustainable solutions based on proprietaryBioCor VCI technology for incorporation into paper and plastic packaging materials in the automotive, engineering, electronics and packaging industries.

In 2014, MetPro was acquired by Transcendia, a US company engaged in the manufacture of specialty film and coating products.

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“MetPro Ltd. is excited to expand operations at its Irish headquarters and consolidate the manufacturing of our market leading VCI product portfolio in Tralee,” said General Manager for UK & Ireland operations Niall O’Carroll.

“The Tralee facility has a proven track record in terms of R&D and manufacturing excellence, and we are looking forward to applying that experience to this new process. I would also like to thank the IDA for its facilitation and commitment to the company during the process and hope to continue to work closely with them on an ongoing basis.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD said “Congratulations to the team at MetPro on this expansion, which will see 15 new jobs created over the next 3 years. I know the Tralee site has played an especially pivotal role in R&D for the company’s global manufacturing services and I wish the team the very best of luck with their future plans.

“I commend MetPro Ltd. for their long-standing commitment to their Tralee operation, ” said Green Party Tralee Representative Anluan Dunne. “This announcement is important for the people of Tralee and my hope is that the jobs can be filled locally. I am sure that MetPro will see success from this investment.”

“MetPro’s expansion in Tralee and creation of 15 new jobs is very welcome news,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan. “The expansion demonstrates MetPro’s continued commitment to Tralee and the South West Region. I wish the MetPro team every success and offer the continued support of IDA Ireland.”

The new facility will close the loop from research & development through to VCI paper coating production and complements the existing plastic masterbatch facility, which has been successfully operated in Tralee for many years

MetPro Ltd. is looking for talents to join the existing team. The new roles offered will be for machine operators. For more information on these roles and to apply, please email

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