Shannon is unique in both the diversity of the sectors that can be found here but also in the type of activities the 100+ companies undertake on any given day…here’s a flavour of the types of activities the 7,000 employees working in Shannon undertake on behalf of their global employers…

  • Financial Services
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Shared Services
  • Production
  • Headquarters


With  leading names in world aviation, including GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS), Shannon Aerospace, AerCap, Hamilton Sunstrand, Lufthansa Technik Turbine, Eirtech, SES, Transaero, operating from Shannon, aviation is now one of the Zone’s strongest industry clusters .

Over 40 companies are currently engaged in various aspects of the industry:

  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO
  • Air Financing and Leasing
  • Corporate and Business Aviation
  • Aviation Services

Shannon can justly claim to be Ireland’s premier aviation investment location. Existing companies provide a crucial mx of aviation activities and services in one location, generating spin-off opportunities including training, education and a strong pool of aeronautical skills and expertise.

The International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) is the business unit within Shannon Group plc tasked with building on the well-established aviation cluster at Shannon. IASC helps existing aerospace firms in Shannon to develop their business, as well as working alongside IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland to bring new companies to Shannon.  IASC’s work in growing the aerospace cluster at Shannon is contributing to developing Ireland’s aerospace capabilities and helping to ensure that the country remains a global centre for the aviation industry.


The ICT sector in Ireland attracts global investment, with the sector comprising more than a thousand organisations of varying scale from indigenous hardware start-ups to the world’s largest software companies.

ICT companies at Shannon include: Beta Layout, Daxten, Enterasys Networks, Intel, Mentor Graphics, Primeur, RSA Security


Electronics is the largest manufacturing industry in Ireland with over 30,000 people involved in a wide range of sub-sectors including computer systems and sub systems, peripherals and media, electronic components, data communication equipment, control and test systems and consumer electronics.

Engineering and electronics manufacturing companies at Shannon include: Emerson, Connor Winfield, Element Six, EI Electronics, John Crane Sealol, ITW Shanon, Molex, Tekelek Europe…


Ireland is now a world-leading centre of excellence for the manufacture of pharmaceutical and fine chemical products. There is a substantial home grown industry of over 100 companies engaged in a broad range of product development activities including the development and manufacture of human and veterinary medicinal, development of enabling technologies, drug discovery, and delivery and contact services.

Pharmaceutical companies at Shannon include: UCB, Phardiag Ltd, ABC Nutrition…

Medical Devices

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International Services

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