US IT company Tintri has chosen to locate its EMEA technical support centre in Cork, with plans to dip into the local talent pool for staff over the coming year.
Tintri produces storage for virtualisation and cloud environments, serving clients such as AMD, F5 Networks and Kawasaki Motors. The company employs almost 200 people worldwide and European growth has prompted the need for a dedicated EMEA support office.
“Cork, with its wealth of technical resources, seemed like the ideal location,” said Doug Rich, Tintri’s EMEA vice-president. “Over the next 12 months we plan to grow the team by 50pc, which means the team at Cork will play a crucial role in our future expansion within EMEA.”
Tintri expects that much of the staff for the new technology hub will be recruited locally, thanks to University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology generating a pool of technical talent in the region. Tintri was also attracted to the People’s Republic by the number of large technology companies with technical headquarters or other presence there, affording wider opportunities to network and do business.
Ian Redmond, former support manager at EMC (another multinational with a Cork base), will head up the Tintri support centre as senior manager.
“The opening of the technical support centre ensures that we are well-placed to provide support to our rapidly increasing EMEA client base. It also allows us to support our existing value-added channel and distribution partners, including Espion and Hibernia Evros,” Rich added.
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