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Plans for a global industrial technology company to build a £16.5m facility in Newtownabbey have been backed.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council have approved Sensata Technologies proposal for the 61,500 sq ft development at Global Point Business Park.

The development is expected to create about 150 jobs during the construction phase.

Sensata Technologies has more than 100 years of experience in designing and developing sensors, controllers and other products that create insights for its global customer base.

Its new research and development centre will act as a regional hub within Europe and will accommodate up to 550 employees.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Stephen Ross said: “Sensata’s decision to locate its new regional hub at Global Point represents the confidence investors have in the Borough.

“The Council recently signed off on one of the biggest advanced manufacturing investments in Northern Ireland’s history – a new £150m facility by Ardagh Metal Packaging.

“Plans are also underway for the creation of a £100m Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (AMIC), led by Queen’s University.

“These strategic investments will act as an economic stimulus, attracting other companies to the area and cementing Global Point as a centre of advanced manufacturing excellence.”

Chair of planning Fraser Agnew added: “The Council has a reputation as the number one planning authority in Northern Ireland and we provide a complete package of support for investors. It is for these reasons that we are well on track to hit our target of £1bn investment and to create 2,000 jobs by 2025.”

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