Yesterday, HP, one of the world’s largest technology companies, celebrated 40 years of innovation and transformation in Galway.Digital, the world’s largest manufacturer of mini-computers at the time, established an operation in Galway in 1971. In 1973, Digital moved to HP’s current site in Ballybrit and over the next thirty years expanded to include a software manufacturing function; ceasing its hardware manufacturing in 1994. Digital was acquired by Compaq, one of the world’s largest PC manufacturers in 1998 and in 2002, HP announced its takeover of Compaq.
The Galway plant is now an important centre for Research & Development especially in the areas of IT Development and Cloud Computing an area the Government has prioritised in the Programme for Government for development. Within the last 12 months HP has announced the creation of an additional 150 jobs in Galway.
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today announced that French financial software systems developer, Murex, is to expand its Dublin operation with the creation of 30 new high value jobs. The expansion is supported by the Irish Government with the aid of IDA Ireland. Operating at the top of its field, Murex has been widely recognised in numerous international industry awards such as the Risk Technology Rankings, Energy Risk Awards, Asia Risk and Waters rankings. See http://www.idaireland.com/news-media/press-releases/software-development-fina/index.xml for further information.
Irish company Celtrino, formerly known as Celerity, is to double its workforce to 50 people as it moves to take at advantage of international demand for more integrated business processes between trading partners.
The new positions will be created across a range of functions, from software development and customer care to marketing and sales.
Established since 1990 and currently employing 25 people, Celtrino has built a very successful business to date, providing a suite of software applications that automate many of the business processes around the entire trading cycle, including pricing, ordering, delivering, accounts payable, accounts receivable and statements/remittances.
Celtrino currently processes in excess of 16 million invoices annually through its Celtrino platform. Among its 600 customers are leading brands such as the Musgrave Group, BWG Foods, Unilever, Campbell Catering, Beaumex, HSE, Pat the Baker, Londis Group and Gala Retail Services. [Read More].