Cloud equipment maker AMAX reveals 100 new jobs for Shannon

19 Jan 2015567 Views

Cloud computing equipment maker AMAX is to create 100 new jobs in Shannon where it has opened the European manufacturing facility for its x86-based servers.

The facility will also serve as a global logistics hub for AMAX.

The 100 new jobs will be created over the next five years across a variety of roles including production, warehousing, finance and sales.

“The Ireland facility significantly expands our ability, capacity and network throughout the EMEA region to meet the demands of our customers,” said Jean Shih, President, AMAX.

“With the opening of this new site combined with our existing offices and facilities worldwide, we demonstrate how AMAX is actively expanding its capacity and services to support its businesses and customers around the globe.” 

The facility was designed to parallel AMAX’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and production lines in its Silicon Valley headquarters, and will feature the same level of industry-leading engineering and automation, as well as the same comprehensive test processes to achieve the highest standard of quality.

“AMAX’s decision to base their European manufacturing facility in Shannon shows the potential for Ireland to attract high quality manufacturing to the regions,” Jobs Minister Richard Bruton TD said.

Open Compute

Along with manufacturing AMAX’s cloud, big data, HPC and full-service integration of on-premise server appliance solutions, the opening of AMAX Ireland will bring the manufacturing of Facebook’s OCP (Open Compute) platforms to Europe.

OCP is a set of standards developed by Facebook to achieve the best operational efficiency and business agility from data centre infrastructure.

“It is great news that a global company of the calibre of AMAX has decided to locate its European manufacturing facility in Shannon, especially as it is their first European manufacturing facility and is creating a hundred jobs,” IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said.

“There is huge growth potential in the whole ICT sector with demand from multiple industry spheres for cloud, big data applications and high performance computing. I see a bright future for this company here in Shannon.”

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By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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