Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, today announced that Worldwide TechServices (WWTS), a leading Global provider of information technology solutions, is to establish a European Headquarters in Limerick with the creation of 62 new high quality jobs. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Limerick was chosen for this operation due to its excellent skills base, established technology cluster and connectivity to the Boston area and excellent reach capacity into mainland Europe. I look forward to the growth of WWTS in Ireland.Donna Martin, Chief Operations Officer with WWTS
WWTS provides custom infrastructure and managed service solutions for a variety of technologies and customers in the IT market across 82 countries today. The Planned Solution centre in Limerick will support Operations and Sales activities across EMEA.
Making the announcement, Minister Bruton said: “ICT is a key sector targeted by the Government in our Action Plan for Jobs, and since we came to office over 5,000 additional jobs have been created in this sector. Today’s announcement that Worldwide TechServices is establishing a major operation in Limerick with the creation of over 60 jobs is a further indication of what is possible in this sector. This is great news for Limerick and the Mid -West, and I am determined to build on this to attract more investments to Ireland and create the jobs we need.’’
Commenting on the announcement Donna Martin, Chief Operations Officer with WWTS said, ‘’I am delighted to be here today as WWTS establishes our new European Operations Centre in Limerick. Limerick was chosen for this operation due to its excellent skills base, established technology cluster and connectivity to the Boston area and excellent reach capacity into mainland Europe. I look forward to the growth of WWTS in Ireland.’’
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, ‘‘WWTS is an excellent addition to Limerick’s technology cluster. WWTS has a growing customer base and many high profile customers operating in global markets. Dell, HP, IBM, Sony, Canon and Apple are just some of the company’s customers. This is an excellent win for Limerick and the mid-west region and I would like to offer the on-going support of IDA Ireland as WWTS develops its Irish operation.’’
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