Ei Electronics to Host Open Day 

Pictured at the opening of the new Ei Global Headquarters with Taoiseach Micheál Martin in 2022 were CEO Mick Guinee and Ireland Country Manager Sean Meally.

17th  September  2023 – Celebrating Milestone Presence in Shannon.

The Management of Ei Electronics has announced plans for an Open Day to be held on 17th September 2023, celebrating 60 Years manufacturing in Shannon and 35 Years as an Irish Company. 

The Open Day involves an invitation to all employees – past and present, their families, customers, suppliers, members of the local community, local schools, etc. to come together and celebrate these milestone anniversaries of Ei’s presence in Shannon.  

In addition to tours of the Ei Campus featuring its iconic new HQ building opened by Taoiseach Micheál Martin in 2022, and Centre of Excellence, there will be a tented village with BBQ refreshments, fun for the kids, and live entertainment throughout the afternoon.  

Commenting on the plans, Ireland Country Manager Sean Meally said, “The Ei success story has been a wonderful journey over many decades. The aim at the outset was to maintain valuable manufacturing jobs in Shannon, and build a successful and 

sustainable international business. Today, after 60 years, we are the largest employer in Shannon. Our Open Day is an opportunity to celebrate these achievements with our local community, and pay tribute to employees, past and present who have played a vital role in the Ei success story.”  

The Shannon facility produces 13 million Smoke and CO devices annually. It is the Group’s single global manufacturing location. All R&D is also centralised at the Shannon Campus.

Over half a century ago, in 1963, General Electric (USA) established a fledgling Irish manufacturing operation in Shannon; the EI or ‘Emerald Isle’ Company as it was originally known. 25 years later in 1988 following a Management Buyout of GE’s Irish interests in Shannon, led by the then MD, Michael ‘Mick’ Guinee and other members of his team, Ei Electronics as we know it today was born. 

The Ei Operation continues to go from strength to strength.  Meally continues “Since our last Open Day in 2018 our business has evolved significantly. Our turnover has doubled to €400 million, as has our global headcount; now 1,250 employees worldwide. 

Our new Global HQ has enabled us to double our manufacturing capacity, ensuring Shannon will remain the single manufacturing site for the entire Ei Group well into the future. This is good news for our Irish customer base. A core element of our culture is to continue to make a valuable contribution to our local community and this region, making it a better place to live and work for the current and future generations.”