Cork lands 30 IoT jobs with Accuflow’s home heating push

16 Oct 2015

Accuflow has announced a €1m project backed by investors that will see it hire 30 people to roll out its new smart home heating control system, Smartzone.

Hiring people across software development, marketing, sales and administration, the Cork-based company – which has offices in Britain, Italy and China – is quadrupling its workforce as part of this three-year plan.

Accuflow hopes to continue its expansion on the back of research showing 1.3m Irish homes are energy inefficient.

This should, theoretically at least, lead to growing numbers of people seeking smart solutions in the home.

Heating is generally one of the in-house costs that can see dramatic reductions when homeowners invest in it – think changing over to double-glazed windows, or insulating walls, for example – so something like Smartzone could well flourish.

Cork jobs on the up

“Up until now smart home technology was limited to a very niche audience, mostly trade – but at Accuflow, we want to transform the home heating and water market by making it easy and affordable for everyone to see this incredible connectivity technology at work,” said Accuflow founder Justin McInerney.

The announcement comes as the company sets up its first Smartzone Hub in the city, with plans to open up one in Dublin next year and six more around the country by 2018.

“Even though we have an international goal to make our marquee product Smartzone a global success, we’re proud of our Cork roots and are collaborating with the Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology,” said McInerney.

“With the tentative growth in the economy, everyone connected with Accuflow is optimistic that there will be further expansion in the years ahead with the possibility of more job announcements.”

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