Bourns Inc. from Riverside Creates Jobs in Cork, Ireland to Meet Electrification Demand

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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May 16, 2023

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  • Bourns, an electronics component manufacturer based in Riverside, California, plans to create 35 jobs in Cork, Ireland, over the next 18 months to meet the increasing demand for its products in the global electrification era.
  • The company’s expansion includes opening a new office and electrification lab in Cork, which will serve as a testing and development facility for advanced electronic components, focusing on reducing charging times for electric vehicles and other battery-based applications.
  • Bourns’ commitment to supporting Ireland’s sustainable future and contributing to the renewable energy and electric vehicle sectors underscores its dedication to innovation, growth, and job creation in the region.Β 

Electronics component manufacturer Bourns has announced its plans to create 35 jobs in Cork over the next 18 months. The company, benefiting from the global drive towards electrification, aims to strengthen its workforce to meet the increasing demand for its products. 

Bourns is actively recruiting for various roles in application engineering, development engineering, project management, and marketing management after the opening of its new office in Cork. This expansion highlights the company’s commitment to supporting Ireland’s sustainable future and contributing to the renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) sectors.

Bourns Capitalizes on the Electrification Trend

Bourns, a US-headquartered company, is experiencing a surge in demand for its advanced energy-efficient power supplies as the world is shifting towards electrification. Additionally, the rise in electric vehicle adoption and the need for power-saving components have helped boost this demand. Bourns aims to seize this opportunity by expanding its team and enhancing its product offerings and technical services, leading to capitalizing on the electrification trend.

Expansion Efforts in Cork

The company has officially opened a new office and electrification lab in Cork to support its growth plans and is recruiting professionals in application engineering, development engineering, project management, and marketing management to cater to the increasing demand. The new Cork electrification lab will serve as a testing and development facility for high-performance electronic components, focusing on reducing charging times for EVs and other battery-based applications.

Commitment to Ireland and Sustainability

Al Yost, President, and COO of Bourns, emphasizes the company’s commitment to supporting Ireland and the surrounding region through continued investment. Hence, Bourns aims to contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future by providing innovative solutions that align with the renewable energy and EV sectors. Successful initiatives taken by the Cork team over the past three decades have laid the foundation for further expansion and the need to strengthen the workforce.

Minister’s Support and Impact on the Industry

Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment Simon Coveney applauds Bourns’ commitment to innovation and growth in Ireland. He acknowledges the increased demand generated by the renewable energy and EV sectors and recognizes Bourns’ contribution to meeting these needs. Bourns’ investment and job creation in Cork reflects the company’s dedication to supporting local economies and driving technological advancements.

Conclusion

Bourns’ decision to create 35 new jobs in Cork showcases its response to the growing demand for power-saving components driven by the global push towards electrification. The company aims to expand its product offerings and support the renewable energy and EV sectors by opening a new electrification lab. 

Their commitment to sustainability highlights Bourns’ determination to contribute to a cleaner future. As the world transitions to electrification, Bourns is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of its customers while strengthening its presence in the industry.

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