Press Release 23 Jul 2014

Cork – 23rd July 2014 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that Itron, Inc., a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is establishing a Global Business Services (GBS) centre in Cork, creating up to 40 jobs by the end of this year. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Itron is a global company headquartered in the US, but has deep roots in Europe, including various manufacturing and professional centres located throughout Western and Eastern Europe. The Cork GBS centre is the product of the company’s strategic efforts to consolidate and centralise select compliance and accounting processes.

The company is seeking experienced professionals to join its Cork team in its new facility in City Gate Park, Mahon, Co. Cork. Open positions will include accounting, financial controls and financial administration.

Making today’s announcement Minister Richard Bruton TD said "This announcement that with the support of my Department through IDA Ireland that Itron Inc. is establishing a Global Business Services Centre in Cork which will create up to 40 jobs is a very welcome announcement for the region.  I am delighted that following an extensive search they have deemed Cork to be the most suitable location for their business.  I wish Itron Inc. and their employees every success in the future."

“After conducting an extensive search to find the best location for our new GBS centre, our project team determined that Ireland best suited our criteria and is the right fit for our company,” said Steve Helmbrecht, Itron’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“I am delighted that Itron has chosen Cork as the location for its Global Business Services centre. I believe the decision is reflective of the quality and experience of the Irish workforce, particularly in the shared services industry,” said Chantelle Landers, Itron’s Director of Global Business Services.

Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland said “The ICT Sector in Ireland attracts substantial global investment, with 9 of the top 10 US ICT companies having strategic operations in Ireland. Itron Inc. setting up in Cork, contributes to this ICT cluster and enhances the profile of the Southern region as a location of choice for international business activities. I would like to offer Itron Inc. the continued support of IDA Ireland.”

For more information about Itron, visit www.itron.com.

Media queries, please contact -
Itron Inc. – Angela Lockwood, Director Public Relations, angela.lockwood@itron.com 
IDA Ireland – Fidelma Geraghty, Media Executive, +353-87-6548347
 

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