India-headquartered digital transformation giant Tech Mahindra is to create 150 engineering jobs in Dublin.
Tech Mahindra is to establish a new centre of excellence in Dublin that will focus on emerging technologies such as robotics and automation, business analytics, cloud infrastructure and digital services.
The new centre, which will be located at Citywest in Dublin, will employ around 150 engineers over the next three years.
‘We have the IT skills available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland, and their arrival is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer’
– MARY MITCHELL O’CONNOR
Tech Mahindra already has a strong presence in Ireland. In 2015, the company opened a 300-seater delivery centre in Waterford, which currently employs around 220 people that primarily serve two major Irish telecom providers.
The new Dublin centre will work closely with Tech Mahindra’s existing – as well as new – clients, partners, Irish academic institutions and the start-up community to foster technology innovation.
People and skills core to investment
Tech Mahindra is one of the top five Indian IT services companies, and has been serving Irish businesses since its inception, across segments such as telecoms, energy and utilities, and pharmaceuticals.
The company’s biggest customer in Ireland is incumbent telecoms operator Eir.
Today, more than 700 full-time employees work for its Irish customers, of which more than 320 are located in Ireland alone, specialising in domains such as IT, networks, consulting and customer care.
“This investment is a testimony of our long-term business commitment in the country and our mission to promote and support local talent, leveraging Ireland’s rich skills in science and technology,” said CP Gurnani, CEO and managing director of Tech Mahindra, at the official launch of the centre.
“The opening of the centre of excellence at Dublin will not only enable us to better serve customers in Ireland and beyond; it also builds on the strong partnerships we have already established in the region by working with local organisations, academic institutions and the government.”
Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, said that the investment was made possible by the local talent pool available in Ireland.
“We have the IT skills available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland, and their arrival is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer.”
As part of a new investment in Ireland, the Dublin centre of excellence will bolster Tech Mahindra’s regional footprint in the country and help the company deliver technology services to clients in Ireland as well as Europe.
“The centre of excellence will become a key development location within Tech Mahindra’s global network,” said IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.
“The investment follows a growing trend from Indian IT services companies to invest in higher value-adding activities in Ireland. IDA will continue in its efforts to win more business from Indian firms in the coming months.”
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