Netigate opens headquarters in Cork, Boxever adding 100 jobs
The new roles will be spread out across sales, technical support and account management.
Netigate has 1500 customers in 30 countries and Tobias Thalbäck, the firm’s chief executive, said that the availability of talent played a key role in choosing Ireland.
“The availability of talent was critical when selecting a suitable location for our international headquarters. I am confident that Cork is an ideal location for us and its thriving business ecosystem and skills availability will enable us to provide an even higher support to our growing customer base in Europe and beyond,” Mr Thalbäck said.
Netigate covers a host of large clients including Electrolux, Ericsson, BMW and Spotify.
Speaking about the new roles, minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation, Richard Bruton, said: “Cloud computing is an important sector which offers major opportunity for employment growth in Ireland, and that is what we have specifically targeted it as part of our Action Plan for Jobs. Today’s announcement that Netigate, a leading European company in this area, is establishing its international headquarters in Cork and creating 45 extra jobs is very welcome news. I wish Tobias and the team every success with this project”.
IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said: “Netigate is a welcome addition to the thriving ICT cluster in Cork. Netigate’s decision to establish its International HQ in Ireland adds to the country’s reputation as a location of choice for cloud computing.”
Dublin-based travel software and data firm Boxever, which already employs 60 people, is looking 100 staff including data scientists and software engineers.
The expansion comes following a $12m in fresh funding and its clients include Emirates and Aer Lingus.
Boxever also plans to expand its sales and customer support operations around the world – it has a US office in Boston.
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