Irish-owned Emydex Technology, a software company operating exclusively in the agri-food sector, will create 20 full-time highly skilled software programming jobs in Dublin over the next 18 months
Recruitment is already underway for 10 of the specialist positions, which will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Northwest Business Park, Blanchardstown. The remaining 10 roles will then be filled over the course of the next year and a half.
The staff increase will effectively double Emydex’s workforce, which currently stands at 22.
Established 10 years ago this year, Emydex Technology develops and exports factory floor data capture, production reporting and traceability software systems for food processing companies around the world, with a client list that includes Kepak, Moy Park and the Kerry Group.
The company has also announced a major deal with the Meat Corporation of Namibia, which works on behalf of Namibian farmers. The two-year contract with the meat processing and marketing organisation is worth €300,000 and will involve six separate sites in the African country.
“Thanks to the solid growth in Irish food exports, there is a corresponding growth in demand for more sophisticated and robust software systems for production management, reporting and traceability,” said Emydex Technology CEO David McMahon.
“Alongside the country's reputation for high quality food processing, Ireland is also becoming better known for its food processing software capabilities,” he added.
The new recruits will work across Emydex’s three main operating divisions in Dublin. The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, welcomed the development, which is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.