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Wrights to create 130 jobs in Antrim

Foster announces 130 new jobs in �14 million investment by Wrights Group

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that Ballymena company Wrights Group is investing over �14 million in five research and development (R&D) projects and is also creating 130 new jobs.
Pictured at Wright EN-Drive in Antrim, where the new jobs will be based, are Mark Nodder,  Wrights Group MD, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive, Invest NI.  Photo M T Hurson/Harrisons

Foster announces 130 new jobs in �14 million investment by Wrights Group Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that Ballymena company Wrights Group is investing over �14 million in five research and development (R&D) projects and is also creating 130 new jobs. Pictured at Wright EN-Drive in Antrim, where the new jobs will be based, are Mark Nodder, Wrights Group MD, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive, Invest NI. Photo M T Hurson/Harrisons

Wrightbus is set to create 130 new jobs in Antrim as part of a £14 million investment plan.

The new jobs are being created at Wright EN-Drive, the company’s dedicated facility for the design and manufacture of integral vehicle chassis.

The Ballymena company is investing over £14 million in five research and development projects.

The projects include developing a range of low-cost premium class buses for the Indian market, low height and narrower double deckers for Australia/New Zealand, electric powered, zero emission single and double deck vehicles for Hong Kong, double deck and single deck buses to meet operational requirements in Middle East countries, and a new integral chassis.

 

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