Mike Daniels, left, SVP and group executive, IBM Services, with Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
IBM Global Services Integration Hub for Dublin
Mulhuddart site to get significant high value jobs boost
TechTrade | 18 May 2012 :
IBM is to create several hundred new jobs with the opening of a new Global Services Integration Hub at its west Dublin site in Mulhuddart.
Welcomed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, the hub will add to IBM Ireland's existing 3,000 staff here. Big Blue's current business activities here include research, software development and services at its technology campus in Mulhuddart, together with locations in Cork and Galway. There is also a European Sales and Services Support Centre based in Blanchardstown, Dublin.
"This investment by IBM is most welcome news for Ireland," said an Taoiseach Enda Kenny. "The decision by IBM to locate a Global Services Integration Hub in Ireland follows on from a significant number of FDI announcements in recent months from world-leading multinational companies which proves the value of economic stability in attracting new investment. It also demonstrates the value of Ireland's position in Europe when it comes to our ability to attract overseas investment. Today's announcement displays IBM's continued commitment to its Irish operations and staff. I would like to offer IBM every success with this expansion and offer the continued support of the Irish Government into the future."
Having recently met with senior IBM executives on a recent trip to the United States, Minister Bruton said, "Central to this Government's plan for jobs and growth is developing and deepening the impact of major foreign companies here, and targeting sectors such as technology where we have developed major strengths over recent decades. In recent months we have seen some major successes in attracting new investment from multinationals.
This decision by IBM, one of the world's leading technology companies, that it is locating more innovative operations here with the creation several hundred jobs, is great news for west Dublin and Ireland".
"Ireland was chosen as the location for this investment," said Barry O'Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland, "based on the strong partnership with the country, its accessibility and connectivity, established industry clusters, and the infrastructure that the country has to offer."
"I would like to congratulate the IBM team here in Ireland for their strong record in continuing to secure investments from their parent company; their commitment has led to IBM locating the Global Services Integration Hub in Ireland which will employ several hundred service professionals. This investment by IBM further adds to the strong flow of investments from global players in the ICT sector in recent months including Apple, Cisco, SAP, Microsoft and HP," concluded O'Leary.