A first batch, in fact, of the new cars in the next generation of the RTE handsets are now being manufactured in a factory in Dublin.
Dublin-based RTE will begin mass production of the next-generation handsets in January.
This follows the announcement last week that it had completed the manufacture of a second batch of handsets.
It will take a year and a half to complete this second batch.
In total, the RTVs production is expected to be up to 1,000 units per day.
The company, which also makes the handsets for Audi, will now be manufacturing a further 1,100 units per week.
Production is expected once the next batch of RTV handsets is available to be manufactured.
The first batch is being made at the company’s factory in Cork.
It is expected that the total number of hands at the factory will be in the tens of thousands.
There are a total of 7,500 RTV devices in the Irish market, with 3,000 of those sold in Ireland.
The production of RTE devices will be done at the same facility, however, the factory in which it is being manufactured has been converted to the production of hands.
There is no further word on the cost of the hands in the first batch.
There will also be a new generation of hands for the RTDs.
This will be produced at a separate factory in the US.
It is expected the new hands will be available in the autumn.
The Irish RTV manufacturers are the most important to the Irish economy.
In the first quarter of the year, the company was worth over €2bn.