Belfast Telegraph

Star's on the rise as it unveils new premises in England

By Clare Weir

A Belfast manufacturing company has announced it is opening new premises in England with the creation of a number of jobs.

Star Instruments Limited, based in Dunmurry, is a a subsidiary of Dunellen Group and is planning a new UK hub in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Despite the fragility of the current economic climate, Star Instruments Limited, remains strong in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and internationally.

Star Instruments employs 28 people currently and the expansion has created two new jobs in Northern Ireland and four in England with hopes of a further two in the coming months.

Stephen Donnelly, managing director of Star Instruments Limited said that the expansion is sure to strengthen the firm's market position and will also help to encourage further growth in the business at a global level.

"We are already seeing success in the Republic of Ireland, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia and through the efforts of our skilled management team and dedicated workforce, we have been able to grow in a sector that has been particularly hard hit in recent years," he said.

"The new premises will include improved IT and communications infrastructure and will make our business more accessible, while the creation of jobs will provide additional sales support to our Dunmurry Headquarters."

Star Instruments Limited was first formed in Dunmurry in 1965 and manufactures and supplies instrumentation including pressure gauges, temperature gauges and flow control instruments.

The firm has expanded since 1965 and now deals with customers including; BSS Industrial, Warmflow Engineering Co Ltd., Firebird, Dean -amp; Wood and Abbey Seals International Ltd.

More recently the company has expanded into the global market place and is manufacturing and supplying sophisticated instruments across the world .

The firm has held and maintained British Standards Institution accreditation since April 1989.

The firm manufactures, supplies and repairs a wide range of products for a variety of uses in a wide range of sectors.