Sea­gate Tech

VP: Dr Brian Burns

Belfast Telegraph - Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies - - ENTRIES 21-100 PROFILED -

Pre-tax profit: £11.8m Em­ploy­ment: 1,329 Pay bill: £60.3m

Spring­town In­dus­trial Es­tate Lon­don­derry BT48 0LY Tel: 028 7127 4000 www.sea­

Sea­gate is the in­dus­try leader in hard disc drives and stor­age solutions. The com­pany of­fers the in­dus­try’s broad­est port­fo­lio of hard disc drives, solid state drives and hy­brid drives, as well as an ex­ten­sive line of re­tail stor­age prod­ucts for con­sumers and small busi­nesses.

The Spring­town fa­cil­ity, which has been op­er­at­ing for over 20 years, is the largest fac­tory of its type. This year it an­nounced a pack­age of investment­s to­talling ap­prox­i­mately £57.4m at Spring­town in Lon­don­derry. And in­vest­ment of £47.4m by Sea­gate is sup­ported by In­vest NI with an of­fer of £9.95m.

The fund­ing will be focused on en­abling fur­ther re­search and de­vel­op­ment in nanopho­ton­ics, and will also bring 25 highly skilled new jobs. Nanopho­ton­ics is the gen­er­a­tion and ma­nip­u­la­tion of tiny points of light to in­crease stor­age space.

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