Cork’s position as a jewel in Ireland’s tech crown was given added shine this morning (20 January) with the news that cloud firm Netigate is to bring 45 new jobs to the city at a new international HQ.
Netigate’s investment in Cork is supported by the IDA on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and will see 45 new sales, technical support and account management roles arrive in Cork.
“Netigate is a welcome addition to the thriving ICT cluster in Cork,” said IDA CEO Martin Shanahan.
“Netigate’s decision to establish its international HQ in Ireland adds to the country’s reputation as a location of choice for cloud computing.”
‘The availability of talent was critical when selecting a suitable location for our international headquarters’
– TOBIAS THALBÄCK, NETIGATE
Through its online research platform and solutions, Netigate helps organisations gain insights, make better business decisions and improve processes.
With 1,500 customers in more than 30 countries, Netigate’s clients range from small organisations to global companies in all industries, including many leading companies around the world such as Electrolux, Ericsson, The AA Ireland, BMW Group and Spotify.
Cork has skills
“The availability of talent was critical when selecting a suitable location for our international headquarters,” said Tobias Thalbäck, CEO of Netigate.
“I am confident that Cork is an ideal location for us and its thriving business ecosystem and skills availability will enable us to provide an even higher support to our growing customer base in Europe and beyond.”
Netigate is a Swedish company that started in Stockholm 2005. The company provides a DIY-research platform that is being used by companies all over the world in order to collect insights from employees and customers.
More than 40m surveys have been conducted with the Netigate platform. The company has offices in Stockholm, Olso and Frankfurt, as well as its new Cork operation.
“Cloud computing is an important sector which offers major opportunity for employment growth in Ireland, and that is why we have specifically targeted it as part of our Action Plan for Jobs,” said Jobs Minister Richard Bruton TD.
“Today’s announcement that Netigate, a leading European company in this area, is establishing its international headquarters in Cork and creating 45 extra jobs is very welcome news.”
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