Nextag sets up shop in Drogheda, will create up to 125 jobs

7 Nov 2012

Nextag, a major network of shopping comparison websites, will set up its new international headquarters in Drogheda, Co Louth, recruiting immediately for staff in the local region. According to IDA Ireland, the company will create up to 125 positions over the next five years.

Established in 1999, Nextag operates websites in nine countries – the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the UK – servicing more than 40m customers monthly. It forms part of the Wize Commerce shopping network, which also includes an event ticketing site, travel comparison site and unique shopping sites in Germany.

“We have experienced tremendous growth in our international business in recent years, and our headquarters in Ireland will play a vital role in our future growth – not just in Europe, but throughout the rest of the world,” said Derek Yung, Wize Commerce’s SVP of finance and corporate development.

“Locating in Drogheda provides us a great opportunity to recruit from the strong local talent base.”

The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

“Today’s announcement that Nextag Inc is establishing its international headquarters in Drogheda with the creation of a number of internet commerce-related jobs is another vote of confidence for the area and great news for Ireland,” said Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd, TD, who made the announcement today alongside IDA Ireland. “With the support of the IDA, we are proving to be the perfect place for US-based technology companies to locate their international operations.”

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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