McGuinness welcomes £2.3m Resonate investment

Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness has announced a £2.3 million investment by Newry firm which is set to create 17 highly skilled jobs.

Resonate Testing is to establish a dedicated testing and certification facility in Newry which will allow the firm to offer commercial fire and vibration testing to international engineering and manufacturing businesses across a range of sectors, including aerospace.

“This is an exciting new business venture by a local group with global ambition and aspirations,” Mr McGuinness said.

“This new testing facility and functionality will complement the design and product development activities of Resonate’s parent company, The Nacelle Group.

“The 17 new advanced engineering jobs being created in Newry will generate £389,000 in annual salaries and provide a welcome boost to the manufacturing industry in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area.

“One of Resonate’s target sectors, Aerospace is growing rapidly and this investment supported by Invest will ensure these unique engineering capabilities are available across the north and beyond.

“I wish Michael Thompson and everyone connected with Resonate Testing Limited and The Nacelle Group continued success for the future.”

Invest NI has offered £230,000 to support the construction and marketing of its facility as well as the creation of the new jobs.

Nacelle Group general manager Michael Thompson said: “

“We have worked closely with Invest NI to position ourselves competitively to target supply chain opportunities among our international customer base. We are pleased with our progress to date and hope to achieve our export sales targets in the coming months.”