Press Release 08 Nov 2019

Cork, Ireland, 7th November 2019:  Part of a billion dollar US entity Otter Products EMEA was first established in George’s Quay, Cork during 2010, with the support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. Otter Products has since accelerated growth across the EMEA market year on year.

Now an established brand in the European smartphone and tablet case industry, the company has stepped up to the next phase in their development.  Moving to their new purpose designed premises on South Mall represents a significant chapter in sustainable business growth, a commitment both to their employees and to the EMEA market, with Cork as European HQ.

Otter Products EMEA (OtterBox and LifeProof consumer brands) currently has 73 employees across the region, with approximately 50 of those based in their Cork office. This new office has capacity for up to 100 employees, a further sign of the business’ ambitious growth objectives.

Upon officially opening the company’s new South Mall premises, Barrie Collins, Managing Director said:  “We have built a business that is connected globally but works locally, our people are central to our success and I see this office as a sign of where we are and setting us up for further expansion, as we near our 10th anniversary in Europe.”

Congratulating the company on its new Cork office Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD said: “I would like to congratulate Otter Products on the opening of their new premises in the heart of Cork City. They have been in Cork for almost a decade now and this new office gives them capacity to grow and it further deepens their commitment to Ireland. I wish them well for the future.”

Welcoming the expansion Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said: “Otter Products’ new EMEA HQ on Cork’s emerging ‘Silicon Mall’ is the latest milestone in the company’s history here.  The new office will support the company’s growth in Europe and adds to Cork’s vibrant business ecosystem.  IDA Ireland congratulates Barrie Collins and the team at this exciting time for Otter Products.”

The mission of Otter Products is ‘We Grow to Give’, focused on giving back to the local community. The company dedicates 24 hours of paid volunteer time to each employee annually, through OtterCares. Local entities who continue to benefit include partnerships with the Feed Cork, Student Enterprise Programme, ISPCC and Volunteer Cork, to mention a few. 

About Otter Products:
Otter Products, LLC provides premium accessories for mobile technology and outdoor adventures through its OtterBox and LifeProof brands. OtterBox is the No. 1-selling smartphone case in the U.S. offering a wide variety of protective options for devices as well as outdoor products1. LifeProof is the No. 1-selling waterproof case in the U.S. with protection from the elements on any adventure.2

At Otter Products, "We Grow to Give." The company's success is measured by this mission and brought to life through the OtterCares Foundation. Founded in 2010, OtterCares is focused on inspiring kids to change the world by championing innovative education that encourages students to become entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

For more information, visit www.otterproducts.com and www.OtterCares.org.

Note:
1 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection / Units Sold / January 2016 – July 2019
2 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection / Water-resistant, Waterproof / Units Sold / January 2016 – July 2019

©2019 Otter Products, LLC. All rights reserved. The OtterBox name and OtterBox trademarks are the property of Otter Products, LLC, registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

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