US technology company NEI is to set up a manufacturing facility and support centre in Galway, creating 50 new jobs in the city.
The company, which provides application platforms, deployment solutions and lifecycle support services for technology software developers and OEMs worldwide, said recruitment is already under way for the positions.
It said the new Galway facility will enable the firm to more efficiently meet worldwide demand for its products, deliver comprehensive global logistics and offer technology support services to customers serving markets abroad.
“The Ireland facility is part of NEI’s growth strategy and expansion into Europe,” said Greg Shortell, CEO of NEI. “Ireland offers a great place from which to do business with its ease of access to Europe, an increasingly competitive environment and a highly skilled and talented workforce.”
The project is backed by IDA Ireland. “NEI is a very welcome addition to the ICT ecosystem in Ireland and will provide excellent employment opportunities in the West region in manufacturing and technical support activities,” said IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary.
Founded in 1997, NEI already has facilities in Canton, Massachusetts and Plano, Texas, and employs about 250 people across the world.