Thursday 18 January 2018

Agri-food software firm creating 20 new jobs

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Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

AGRI-food software company Emydex Technology is to create 20 full-time software jobs over the next 18 months, it was announced yesterday.

This will double the company's workforce.

Dublin-based Emydex, which already employs 22 staff, has also announced a major deal with the Meat Corporation of Namibia in Africa, which works on behalf of Namibian farmers. The two-year €300,000 contract will involve six separate MeatCo sites in the sub-Saharan country.

Emydex develops and exports factory floor data capture, production reporting and traceability software systems to leading meat and food processing companies around the world.

David McMahon, chief executive, said the company was benefitting from export-led growth in the agri-food sector.

"Thanks to the solid growth in Irish food exports, there is a corresponding growth in demand for more sophisticated and robust software systems for production management, reporting and traceability.

"Responding to this growing demand, we will be doubling our workforce over the next 18 months, recruiting 20 highly skilled software programmers to work in our three main operating divisions in Dublin," he said.

"Alongside the country's reputation for high quality food processing, Ireland is also becoming better known for its food processing software capabilities."

Recruitment is already under way for the software programming positions, which will be based at Emydex Technology's Blanchardstown headquarters in Northwest Business Park.

Of the new specialist roles announced today, 10 will be hired immediately, with the remaining 10 to be recruited over the next 18 months.

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