Edel Howick Joins SimoTech Team as Client Services Manager

edel-howickSimoTech is delighted to announce that Edel Howick has joined the SimoTech team as Client Services Manager assisting SimoTech clients with site based resource requirements.

Edel has more than 24 years Sales and Marketing experience and has worked with a number of high profile multi-national companies in the areas of Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, and Food & Beverages.

Edel can be contacted at ehowick@simotechnology.com.

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Kevin Nolan Joins SimoTech Team as CSV and Compliance Manager

Kevin NolanSimoTech is delighted to announce that Kevin Nolan has joined the SimoTech team as CSV & Compliance Manager. Kevin has over 18 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. His roles have involved the implementation and leading of CSV activities for both new control systems and the remediation of legacy control systems. He is experienced in all areas requiring CSV such as production & utility equipment, building management systems, data historians, ...

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Exciting Opportunities to Join the SimoTech Team

SimoTech is a fast growing Automation Consultancy and Project Management Company. We are excited at being involved in some of the largest BioTechnology projects in Ireland and are seeking to grow our client side teams in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Sligo.

As a tightly knit group with a strong ethos in developing individuals skills and career objectives we ensure each individual is respected within the organisation and valued for their contribution. We provide competitive salaries and/or contract rates as well as ...

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SimoTech Achieves Top 10% Supplier Ranking

SimoTech is proud that it has achieved a ranking in the top 10% of suppliers of contract engineering resources to one of the major multinational biotechnology manufacturers in Ireland. The ranking was achieved for the second Quarter of 2014 and it builds upon the companies consistent ranking above average in the manufacturer’s quarterly supplier rankings over the past 12 months. SimoTech performed strongly in the following areas:

  • Shortlist Rate of Proposed Candidates
  • Hit Rate of Offered Positions
  • No False Starts (No shows)
  • Completion of ...
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Automation Market Survey 2014 Report

Fellow Automation Industry Professionals

Thank you to all who took the time to participate in the Automation Market Survey. The survey ran from 10th June through 5th August 2014 and we are pleased with the number of responses received.

The survey incorporates a wide representation among the automation community of practice, primarily in Ireland, with participation from a good variety of employers, employees, and contractors at different levels across the main industry sectors.

Significantly, the survey results would indicate an overall positive outlook ...

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Automation Market Survey Closing Soon

The Automation Market Survey will close for responses shortly.

Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey.

We are pleased with the response to date but in order to get the best cross sectional response we would encourage anyone who has yet to complete the survey to do so before close of business next Tuesday 5th August.


It is hoped to publish the results of the survey at the end of August.

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Automation Market Survey

Fellow Automation Industry Professionals,

The last decade has seen major changes in the Automation industry with significant peaks and slumps in the market. General indications are that the industry is experiencing growth again over the past 18 months.

Survey Objective: To benchmark the state of the Automation industry in Ireland we have created this survey. It plans to be the most comprehensive insight into the views of employers, employees and suppliers.


Our Motivation: The survey is to help us all ...

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ISPE Multi-Product Production and GAMP Cop Event on 22nd May

SimoTech are delighted to exhibit and be part of this ISPE event at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island Cork on Thursday, 22nd May 2014 from 09.00 to 17.00.

For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2-seminars-multi-product-processing-and-gamp-cop-and-25th-anniversary-gala-dinner-tickets-11315618319.

The event will include:

  • 2 Seminars, Exhibition& Gala Dinner
  • Seminar 1 – Multi- product production – moving from dedicated facilities to flexible manufacturing
  • Seminar 2 – GAMP COP
  • Annual Gala Dinner- Celebrating ISPE Ireland Affiliate 25th Anniversary

The Multi Product Seminar will bring together keynote speakers from the following companies; DPS, Merck, ...

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Sarah Sweeney supporting SimoTech recruitment drive

Sarah SweeneySimoTech is pleased to announce that Sarah Sweeney will be supporting our ongoing talent acquisition efforts.  Sarah has more than 11 years recruitment experience and has worked with a number of high profile multi-national companies in the areas of Manufacturing, IT, BioPharma and Life Sciences. Sarah is CIPD qualified and holds a Diploma in Personnel Management from UCC.

Sarah can be contacted ...

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“Where Next for MES?”

SimoTech are delighted to sponsor and be part of this free conference organized by ISA Ireland at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Thursday, 27th March 2014 from 13.30 to 17.00.


13.30    Registration

Speaker 1 – Ryan Burnside, Director Operations Management
Pfizer Grange Castle
Topic: MBR Development Using Offsite MBR Team


Speaker 2 – Paudie O’Keeffe, MES System Owner
Amgen Dun Laoghaire
Topic: MES Deployment in a Changing Environment

15.05   Tea/Coffee
15.30   MES Debate – Panel


Motion: ‘MES does not ...

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