2019 was an extremely busy year for E+I Engineering Group with significant capital improvements made across all 3 production facilities. This included expansions to office, factory and car park spaces to accommodate our growing workforce, investment in state-of-the-art machinery and updated process flows to improve production efficiencies. These investments have put E+I Engineering group in a strong position to meet and exceed client expectations throughout 2020 and beyond.
In terms of customer & employment figures, our footprint on a worldwide basis continues to increase, resulting in steady and controlled growth. As a direct result of our growing customer base, we experienced a 32% increase in our global workforce within a 12-month period. E+I Engineering group currently has 2,500 employees working across our production facilities in ROI, US & USA, with almost 50% located at our Donegal HQ. Throughout 2019 our global workforce dedicated a total of 5,281,117 hours to delivering project quality and efficiency and achieving the wider objectives of the business.
Our commitment to supporting the future engineering workforce continued into 2019 where school and employment outreach programs played a significant role in E+I Engineering’s community engagement activity. 18 new faces joined E+I Engineering’s apprenticeship programme in summer 2019 and our annual Bursary Fund was awarded to 3 new engineering undergraduates.
We look forward to continuing our growth journey into 2020 and supporting our engineers of the future through engagement with our local communities.