Newry company announces 200 new jobs

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Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Newry company STATsports has announced more than 200 jobs for the city.

The local business, a global leader in the elite sports performance wearable market, said the multi-million-pound expansion will create over 200 new jobs for the city.



The jobs will be based at its headquarters at Drumalane Mill in Newry.

The company also said it will invest over £5m for a new research and development programme, creating another 26 posts.

Last month we revealed that STATsports had launched its pioneering new device – the APEX Athlete Series.

Global superstars like Ronaldo, Neymar, and Pogba wear STATSports innovative APEX Team Series every day to track and drive their highest performance and now individuals can use STATSports’ innovative technology to track and monitor their own personal on-field performance.



Company co-founder Alan Clarke said, “This is a hugely exciting time for us at STATSports as we embark on the next stage of our journey.

“We have already established our performance monitoring technology with some of the biggest and best-known sporting organisations in the world and this investment will allow us to expand our reach even further in both the elite and everyday field sports sector.

“Our staff are highly skilled and incredibly knowledgeable about the sports performance monitoring industry and we will be replicating that with the additional hires.

He added, “The R&D assistance will also allow us to keep evolving our cutting-edge technology.”

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley said, “I am delighted to support the announcement of 211 new jobs in Newry, which will generate over £7 million annually in additional salaries.



“STATSports is an award-winning tech business which has a fast-growing reach across the world and an outstanding reputation as a leading pioneer of cutting-edge sports technology.

“It is fantastic to see a significant R&D investment of £5.5m which will also create 26 R&D roles for the business. This is brilliant news for Newry and Northern Ireland as a whole.

She added, “Once again, local businesses are making a huge impact on a global scale, with exceptional talent and world-class innovation.”

Sinn Féin MLA Sinead Ennis also welcomed the news.

The South Down MLA commented, “These jobs will provide a much-welcome boost for the local economy with combined salaries of seven million pounds for the workers.



“At a time when the uncertainties of a Tory Brexit looms over business and threatens the local economy job creation at this level is great news.

She added, “These jobs will provide much-needed employment for the local area and particularly for our young people and I look forward to seeing them come to fruition.”



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