Border Region Manufacturing Cluster


Border Region
Manufacturing Cluster


Border Region
Manufacturing Cluster

Focus Areas

Our focus areas are based on what the key issues are for our members.
There are 4 workstreams that our activities are focussed on
  • People

    Our People workstream is focussed on attracting the right talent, recruitment, onboarding, retaining, training and upskilling staff

  • Innovation

    Our innovation workstream is focussed on developing collaborative projects to enable Productivity Improvements through Lean, Industry 4.0 technology application. R&D and Product Development, Supply chain optimisation, Decarbonisation and Sustainable Manufacturing

  • Business Development & Internationalisation

    Our business development and internationalisation workstream is focussed on increasing collaboration between BORMAC members and across the Irish cluster network, in addition to matchmaking and connections with international clusters

  • Networking, peer learning, promotion

    Our eetworking, peer learning and promotion workstream is focussed on developing BORMAC as a brand, promoting our membership and creating opportunities for members to network and learn from each other.


The Border Region Manufacturing Cluster (BORMAC) is an industry led cluster comprising of
manufacturing companies spanning both the North and South of the border region in Ireland
The concept of industry clusters has been around since the 1980’s, coined from Michael Porters research into economic competitiveness. There are many definitions that coalesce around similar sentiments of clusters being “Regional agglomerations of companies, research institutions, government agencies, and others in a specific area of business activity related through various knowledge and economic linkages”(Porter, 2008, and Ketels, 2011).

Mission and vision


To position the cluster as a centre of excellence that is internationally recognised for its expertise and competence in providing a range of services to the MedTech industry.


To create a vibrant, collaborative environment by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and teamwork to achieve more successful outcomes than could be achieved by individual companies working alone.


Career Opportunities with our Member Companies – see if there is a position for you.

BORMAC member companies are one of the border region’s largest employers, employing 13.7% of the regions workers.

Given the landscape within the border region there is an opportunity to be part of a high-quality workforce working with companies that are expanding in a global market.

See career opportunities with our member companies listed.


Project Engineer (Sligo)

Kaon Automation is seeking a dynamic individual to take responsibility for the successful delivery & implementation...

Electrical Design Engineer (Sligo)

The electrical design engineer is responsible for the development and delivery of electrical designs...

Automation/Project Engineer (Longford)

Role Brief The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, commissioning and support...

Our Members