Alps Electric – Official Opening 1988

Footage of the official opening of Alps Electric, at Millstreet Community School in 1988. Speakers are Albert Reynolds (Minister for Industry and Commerce), Craig Shaffey (Alps), Sakumo Kamikoto (Alps), Frank Crowley (Chairman Cork County Council), Ken Brennan (Millstreet Community Council), presentations by Noel C Duggan, Tom Meaney, and Noel Buckley, and lots of familiar faces. Filmed by LTV Carriganima.

ALPS Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Millstreet

ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited celebrated its 30th Anniversary at its facility in Millstreet, Co. Cork today.  Mr. Toshihiro Kuriyama, President of Alps Alpine was joined by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD; Japanese Ambassador, Ms. Mari Miyoshi, and IDA Ireland’s CEO, Martin Shanahan in marking the auspicious occasion.

ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited was founded in Millstreet Town, County Cork in 1988 as a manufacturing base of ALPS Customers in Europe. Manufacturing is mainly dedicated to Automotive Customers in Europe, delivering high quality electronic products to exacting delivery requirements. In the past 10 years, Alps Ireland has also developed locally products for the medical devices and IOT markets.  [read more …] “ALPS Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Millstreet”

Census 2016: Are we too reliant on manufacturing?

The Irish Independent notes today that in 2016, Millstreet had the second highest reliance on the manufacturing industry as an employer in the country:

“… some towns are heavily reliant on just one industry. For example, in seven towns, more than 25pc of the workforce were employed in manufacturing in April 2016 – they include Ballyhaunis, in Co Mayo, where 41.88pc of workers are in the sector, followed by Millstreet, in Co Cork, at 33.92pc…” [1]

From a community perspective, you’d prefer a broader spread of the workforce across industries, because in our case we may be too exposed to a shock to the manufacturing sector. At the same time we’re glad to have Alps, Munster Joinery, and the other smaller manufacturers in the area for the jobs they bring.

Detailed employment tables for Millstreet are below, though just the town and not include the surrounding hinterland.  [read more …] “Census 2016: Are we too reliant on manufacturing?”

Death Notice: Fiona Dineen, late of ALPS

DINEEN (Glencaun, Grenagh and formerly of Kilbrittain, Co. Cork): On March 21, 2016, peacefully after a long illness bravely borne in the tender loving care of the staff of Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, FIONA (née Curran), (late of ALPS, Millstreet), dearly beloved wife of Tomás, adored mother of Conor and Paul and much loved sister of Ann, John, Tony, Peter, Angela, Jennifer, Eileen, Adrian, Jerry and Edward. Sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law Rita, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, work colleagues, relatives neighbours and friends.

Reposing from 5pm on Tuesday in St. Lachteen’s Church, Grenagh followed by prayers at 7pm. Requiem Mass at 2pm on Wednesday. Funeral afterwards to St. Lachteen’s Cemetery, Grenagh. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. May she rest in peace.

Natural Disasters hit Alps profits

2011-10-14 Alps ElectricTwo natural disasters helped push the Cork-based unit of manufacturer Alps Electronics into the red last year.

The Japanese manufacturer employs nearly 500 people at its Millstreet plant and accounts show that the firm recorded a pre-tax loss of €90,895 in the 12 months to the end of Mar 31 this year. This followed the firm recording a pre-tax profit of €988,923 in 2011.

The directors’ report cites the Japanese earthquake in Mar 2011 and … read the full story in the Irish Examiner (Dec 18th 2012)

Japanese quake hits profits at Alps

The impact of the Japanese earthquake will hit profits this year at Co Cork-based manufacturer, Alps Electronics.

The Japanese-owned firm employs just under 500 people in the Millstreet-based plant, and managing director Brendan O’Shaughnessy said yesterday that the earthquake has affected the company’s bottom line this year.

Accounts just filed by Alps Electric (Ireland) Ltd show the firm’s revenues increased by 10% from €58 million to €64m in the 12 months to the end of March last year. [the above is an excerpt from an article in the Irish Examiner – 3rd February 2012]
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150 extra staff at Alps

Alps Electric returns to profit as 150 staff hired in last nine months

A Co Cork electronic parts manufacturer confirmed yesterday that it has employed an additional 150 staff in the past nine months following a recovery in the global automotive industry.

Managing director of Alps Electric (Ireland) Ltd, Brendan O’Shaughnessy confirmed the 150 jobs increase at the company’s Millstreet plant, which brings the number employed there to more than 560.

The jobs boost has received no publicity until now, and Mr O’Shaughnessy said: “We do things quietly here.”

Read the Full Article on the Irish Examiner