April 1st, 2014 [IRISH TIMES] US software firm Kemp Technologies is to create 50 new jobs in Limerick over the next three years, bringing its Irish workforce to 80.
The jobs, which will be based at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Limerick, include software development, quality assurance, marketing and operational positions. In addition to the highly skilled roles, a proportion of jobs will be for graduates.
“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.
IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary said the development agency targeted Kemp Technologies as part its strategy to attract high potential companies to set up 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.”
Since its establishment in Ireland, 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.
Kemp’s clients include Audi, Hyundai, McMillan Cancer Research and RTE.
Source: The Irish Times