Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar met the architects of one of the county’s great industrial success stories of recent times in a visit to TLI Group HQ in Tralee during his visit to the Kingdom last September.
The company, which delivers vital infrastructure for everything from broadband to electricity transmission, now employs nearly 1,000 workers across the Republic, the North and the UK.
And it’s continuing to expand and grow with further recruitment necessary in 2023 to fulfill client requirements – after creating 100 new positions in the past 12 months alone. Annual sales are now in the region of €100 million.
TLI bosses, including Abbeydorney native founder Thomas Fitzmaurice, said they were delighted to welcome the Tánaiste to their HQ in Kerry on Friday last and outline their projections for future growth and the expansion plans underway to realise their goals.
The soaring cost of doing business in this jurisdiction would not appear to present significant challenge to TLI’s plans for near-future growth with the firm operating lucrative, long-term contracts for ‘blue-chip’ clients, such as ESB Networks, SIRO and National Broadband Ireland.
Owned by Abbeydorney man, Thomas Fitzmaurice and with John Tuite as TLI Group’s Managing Director who said:
“I would like to acknowledge and thank the Tánaiste and Brendan Griffin for taking the time to visit us.
“We were delighted to outline where TLI Group has come from and our exciting growth plans as we look to the future. We place a huge emphasis on our company values and none more so than team work. Accordingly, I would like to acknowledge and thank our entire team that have created the organisation that we have here today.
“Our team always goes the extra mile, helping our clients connect their customers to world class telecoms, electrical networks and utility services, at a time when connectivity and security of supply has never been as critical”.
The company said it has a variety of employment opportunities available from ‘long term career opportunities within the utilities industry, which has witnessed unprecedented investment and growth and has huge future development potential.’
TLI Group are involved in rolling out the National Broadband Plan and the National Smart Metering replacement programme.
TLI Group is also delivering the design, construction, refurbishment and maintenance of overhead lines, substation assets and grid connections for both wind and solar farms; and the Group operates home retrofitting, civil engineering and design/consultancy divisions.