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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Kellton Tech to open Irish HQ in 2016

IT firm Kellton has about 650 employees worldwide
IT firm Kellton has about 650 employees worldwide

Paul O'Donoghue

Rapidly expanding Indian IT services company Kellton Tech is to open a new office in Ireland in the first quarter of 2016 and could hire about 100 staff.

Kellton, based in Hyderabad, provides services in areas such as technology consulting, data analytics and IT solutions.

The company, which has about 650 employees worldwide, is expanding rapidly and has plans to hire 500 staff in its next financial year and hit $100m in revenue.

Kellton co-founder and managing director Krishna Chintam said that the company is looking for a suitable location here to open its new EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) HQ.

"We have plans to grow in the EU so it made sense to avail of resources in Ireland," he said. "There is a favourable corporate structure, costs are good [and] compared to other countries there is access to good talent and an English-speaking workforce."

He said the firm would "definitely open in the first quarter of 2016", adding: "[The office] will have a combination of staff." They would include staff in "research and development, sales services and the localisation of some products". He said there would be "in the range" of 100 people.

Irish Independent

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