Press Release 19 Jul 2016

The Swiss process automation company Endress+Hauser has announced it is to establish an international SAP IT Hub, in Kill, Co. Kildare, creating 20 jobs over five years. 

The company offers comprehensive process automation products, solutions and services across pressure, level, flow, analytics and temperature allowing customers to optimise their processes to achieve greater efficiency, safety and environmental protection. Clients include manufacturers in packaging, energy, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, water and wastewater and exploration industries as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Endress+Hauser already have a local sales and service centre in Kill with a satellite office in Cork, both serving its domestic Irish client base. Twenty-six people are employed between the two operations. 

The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. The 20 new roles will be in SAP software and financial management. 

General Manager of Endress+Hauser Ireland, Christophe Roche, said “We are proud that Ireland has been chosen as the location of this hub. The aim of the hub will be to support SAP users across Endress+Hauser in Ireland, and in 8 other countries across Europe to begin with. Our strong focus on innovation, R&D combined with the strong support from bodies such as the IDA makes Ireland the ideal place for such a hub. Choosing Ireland as the location for this hub also shows Endress+Hauser’s commitment to their operations in Ireland which will only grow in the future.” 

Welcoming this announcement, Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor said that the decision by Endress + Hauser to locate this new operation in Kill, to complement the existing sales and service facility there is a strong vote of confidence in Ireland and in the skills of the Irish workforce.  "We have developed extensive expertise in software development  and financial management.  The decision to locate highly skilled positions in a town away from the main urban centres is very welcome and also reflects our enhanced communications infrastructure.  A key priority for the Government is to ensure  that high technology companies like Endress + Hauser have the right business environment to develop and expand, thereby helping to ensure that the benefits of our economic recovery are well dispersed."

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “It is great news that Endress+Hauser is establishing this facility, with an internationally focused remit alongside its existing operation, adding significant value to the Kill site, to County Kildare and the Mid-East region. I wish the company every success with this expansion.” 

The roles will shortly be advertised on the Endress+Hauser website. For more information/to apply for the new roles go to: 

About the company 
Endress+Hauser are a privately held family-owned business. Founded in 1953, the company is headquartered in Reinach, Switzerland. 

Endress+Hauser support its customers in optimising their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact.  Products include field instruments for analytics, flow, level, pressure and temperature as well as system components, data managers and software. 

The company has over 12,000 staff worldwide dedicated to supporting, servicing and optimising production processes for its client base. E+H is directly represented in nearly 50 countries with customers including all of the key players across food & beverage, life sciences, chemical, oil & gas, power & energy, primaries & metals and water & wastewater industries. 

Alison Kenny, Marketing & Communications 
+353 (0)45 989 206 

IDA Ireland 
Ellen Lynch, Regional Communications, Press & PR Executive 
+353 87 4112084  

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