£2.2m investment will see 37 new jobs created

Brian Dolaghan (Invest NI) with John and Kevin Loughran of JJ Loughran
Brian Dolaghan (Invest NI) with John and Kevin Loughran of JJ Loughran

Electric Motor and Electrical Engineering company JJ Loughran is putting plans in place to create 37 new jobs in Cookstown as part of a £2.2m investment supported by Invest Northern Ireland.

The county Tyrone business, which has recruited nine of these positions already, is investing in new equipment, marketing and additional skilled personnel to boost its competitiveness in growing industry sectors such as agri-food, renewable and pharmaceuticals.

Speaking following a visit to the company’s premises, Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI’s Executive Director of Business and Sector Development, said: “This significant investment will enable JJ Loughran to maximise its growth potential. The company will target new industry sectors and market regions across Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Invest NI’s support has encouraged the business to scale up its offering and implement an aggressive growth strategy.”

JJ Loughran is one of UK and Ireland’s largest and most diverse Electrical and Mechanical engineering companies; offering a synergy of manufacturing, product supply, installation, maintenance and repair services, both in house and on site.

Invest NI has offered JJ Loughran £281,090 towards its recruitment, market development and capital investment costs.

Recruitment for the remaining positions is to commence “shortly”.