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Minister Jimmy Deenihan

Minister Jimmy Deenihan

Minister Jimmy Deenihan

Almost 150 new jobs have been announced by three separate firms.

Cloud equipment maker Amax plans to open its European manufacturing plant at the Western Business Park, Shannon, with the creation of 100 jobs.

Irish-owned TransferMate has 25 vacanies in Kilkenny, while  20 posts will be filled at Irish TV’s new Munster regional hub in Tralee.

Amax said its new Irish site will serve as the European manufacturing facility for AMAX’s x86-based server and rack solutions as well as a logistics hub, joining AMAX’s headquarters in Fremont in the USA and its multiple China facilities to create a comprehensive global footprint.

The facility will provide 100 jobs over the next five years in production, warehousing, finance and sales in the local community.

The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

“The Ireland facility significantly expands our ability, capacity and network throughout the EMEA region to meet the demands of our customers,” said Jean Shih, President, AMAX.

“With the opening of this new site combined with our existing offices and facilities worldwide, we demonstrate how AMAX is actively expanding its capacity and services to support its businesses and customers around the globe.”

Elsewhere TransferMate, which has expanded its team in the US, Australia and UK offices has started a recruitment process to fill 25 business development and sales positions at its Kilkenny heads quarters. The firm hired 15 staff last year.

Barry Dowling, MD of the global payments firm, said its continued growth is dependent on having great staff and happy clients.

“Our success to date has been based on people’s appetite to move from using the bank to secure cheaper deals on their foreign exchange payments,” he said.

“Companies now have a real alternative when it comes to making their foreign currency payments and despite having offices worldwide, some of our best people are here in Ireland.”

Meanwhile 20 jobs will be created following the launch of Irish TV’s new Munster regional hub in Tralee.

The jobs were announced by Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan, who opened the offices at the Kerry Technology Park.

Backed by UK entrepreneur, and recently-crowned Kerry London Person of the Year, John Griffin, Irish TV has witnessed exceptional growth since it was launched last May and delivers 40 new Irish-produced programmes every week, including 32 weekly County Matters shows.

Households in Ireland have access to Irish TV on Sky TV 191, Freesat 400, eircom eVision 191 and online at irishtv.com.

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