Sean Sheehan Wisetek
Sean Sheehan, CEO of Wisetek. Image: Heneghan PR

Cork firm Wisetek opens operations centre in Texas with 25 new jobs

15 Mar 2018

Wisetek is expanding further into the US market.

Wisetek, a global leader in advanced used IT asset disposal and secure data destruction services, has opened a new operations centre in Austin, Texas.

The Cork-based company’s announcement comes hot on the heels of the merger of its US operations with Computer Discounters, trading under the Wisetek DataKillers brand. The company, established in 2007, already has facilities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Wisetek expanding globally

The Austin location will initially hire more than 25 new employees, with staff numbers forecast to grow well beyond that. Wisetek’s US operations are headquartered in Maryland and the company also has operational hubs in Massachusetts and California.

The opening of the centre was attended by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD.

CEO of Wisetek, Sean Sheehan, said: “We are delighted to have welcomed Minister Humphreys to mark the official opening of our facility in Austin. Her presence is appropriate as we have received significant support from Enterprise Ireland, which has been important to us as we look to scale up our business in international markets.”

An outstanding example

CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon, said: “We are proud to join Wisetek today for the opening of their new facility. The company is an outstanding example of how Irish organisations are investing in the US market for growth and expansion opportunities – not just for customers, but for their own operations as well.”

Wisetek currently employs approximately 250 staff, with numbers set to increase thanks to the new Texas facility.

In November 2017, Wisetek announced a partnership with WEEE Ireland, the country’s largest electrical and battery recycling scheme. The initiative emphasises the importance of data sanitisation and other data management elements, which many organisations require before they can release old or broken technologies for recycling.

Ellen Tannam
By Ellen Tannam

Ellen Tannam was a journalist with Silicon Republic, covering all manner of business and tech subjects. She keeps her library card close at hand at all times and is a big fan of babies, chocolate and Sleater-Kinney.

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