We’re delighted to be able to say that the Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced 50 new high end technology based at our EMEA HQ in Limerick, bringing our current Irish workforce to 80. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
As you may know we now have seven offices worldwide, with Limerick heading up the EMEA region. We make some of the most advanced load balancers in the world that enable all types of SMEs and Global Groups to optimise their e-commerce and online traffic capabilities, such as online banking, email, web and cloud based applications. We also intend to invest even more resources to accommodate our rapid expansion in the National Technology Park in Plassey.
Based in our Limerick HQ these jobs will expand our operations in software R+D, quality assurance, CRM, marketing and operations. In addition to the highly skilled roles, a proportion of jobs will be for graduates. We’ll also add temporary roles for the KEMP Paid Co-op Program. Not everyone knows this but so far KEMP has hired 90% of their work experience students from surrounding third level colleges due to their employability readiness. The standard of local recruits has contributed to our 425% growth since we set up in Ireland 3 years ago with just 3 people.
What the Minister said..
“ICT is a sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen substantial jobs growth in this area. Today’s announcement that KEMP, a hugely innovative company in this area, is more than doubling its operations in Ireland with the creation of 50 high end jobs is great news for Limerick and for Ireland. This is a leading tech company, growing rapidly in Limerick, creating jobs rapidly and recruiting young people from local third level institutes and from placement programmes – a model of what we are trying to deliver in areas around the country”.
“Choosing Limerick as KEMP’s gateway to international Market expansion has turned out to be a tremendous success story for the company” said Ray Downes, KEMP Technologies CEO. “Since the first investment the intervening three years has seen an almost five times worldwide revenue growth and headcount increase. Our international business is now 45% of global revenues. Having recently raised expansion capital to take us through the next number of years it was an easy decision to build on the talent and leadership pool we already have based in Limerick. The bar is raised as the charter of the operation in Limerick will increase to include some global responsibilities in software development, QA, marketing and operational roles.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland had this to say
“IDA Ireland targeted KEMP Technologies as part of the agency’s strategy to attract high potential companies to set up strategically important business functions in Ireland. It is very gratifying to see KEMP Technologies ramp up its operations quickly in Limerick, create additional jobs and increase its global mandate.
Load balancers are no longer just a requirement for large multinationals but now a ‘must have’ for businesses of all sizes in a world where the constant exponential growth of online data traffic often sees company servers crashing resulting in revenue losses of billions of dollars worldwide. Companies need huge scalability for future online traffic as internet use especially throughout Asia and Africa is set to explode and KEMP is ready to benefit through its affordable advanced load balancers that prevent potential online crash catastrophes.
Since its establishment in Limerick and its accelerated growth, the Limerick team have expanded operations into 55 countries and are now exporting into emerging markets such as Japan, Russia, India, China and South Africa
We’re delighted with the welcome we’ve received in Limerick and we’re delighted to offer further opportunities in Limerick and to grow with the city.