Press Release 24 Oct 2012

Cork & Dallas, October 24, 2012 – Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TDtoday announced that Entercoms Inc. (Entercoms), a provider of aftermarket supply chain services, is to establish its European Headquarters in Mallow, Co. Cork. The new facility will create30 highly skilled roles over a 3 year period, hiring specialised Industrial  Engineers,  Operations Research Scientists, and Business Intelligence  Experts with Programme Management, Supply Chain Management,  Demand Planning and Business Analytics capabilities.

Making the announcement, Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD said, “The decision by Entercoms to choose Mallow as it European Headquarters is very significant. These jobs will provide a much needed boost to the local economy. This is the first time in many years that we have been able to attract high end jobs and a European Headquarters to the town. I look forward to working with Entercoms in developing their future expansion strategy.”

"The decision by Entercoms to establish their European base in Mallow is welcome news which reflects the aims of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs in attracting companies who are looking to the future. The high skilled jobs to be created at the Mallow headquarters signify the high level of graduates our third level institutions are producing. I am delighted to welcome Entercoms to Mallow and I will continue to work with and support them, in my role as Minister, as they work towards the initial creation of 30 jobs.”

“Europe represents a strong growth opportunity for Entercoms and taping into the highly skilled labour pool Ireland has to offer will be a tremendous asset to help us gain market share,” said Gavin Murphy, vice president and general manager at Entercoms. “As the global economy gains momentum, we must be prepared to provide clients with our core intelligent services, regardless of where they’re doing business. Our new operation positions us to capitalize on opportunities with our existing client base while enabling us to launch and sustain our rapid expansion. Our partnership with The IDA made Mallow an easy decision for us and our plans with regard to Research & Development also merge nicely with the initiatives being driven by Minister Sherlock’s innovation brief”, said Murphy.

Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and Mr. Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland FDI mission to the West Coast of the United States.

Welcoming the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, “Entercoms is a leading provider of aftermarket supply chain service support for companies in the industrial, medical, automotive and hi-tech sectors. The decision by Entercoms to establish its European Headquarters in Mallow is very welcome news and further endorses Ireland as a leading location for companies to serve its EMEA customer base. From their new site in Mallow, Entercoms will be providing advice to their clients on business analytics, service operations and supply chain management. The IDA offers its continuous support to Entercoms as it grows its operation in Ireland.”

About Entercoms
Established in 2004, Dallas-based Entercoms transforms the aftermarket supply chain to help companies improve operations, customer satisfaction and profitability. By applying decision sciences, predictive analytics and broad industry expertise Entercoms collaborates with customers to execute a unique strategy that supports business objectives. For more information, visit www.entercoms.com

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