Martin Shanahan of IDA Ireland and Minister Mary Mitchell-Connor have welcomed the latest jobs announcement for Limerick
ANOTHER jobs boost has been confirmed for Limerick with the announcement that Casa Systems is to create 50 jobs in the city.
Casa – a worldwide leader in next-generation ultra-broadband access technology is to establish international operations in Limerick.
The move will allow the company, which is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, to support its continued growth internationally, bringing it closer to its European customers and acting as a base for non-US activity. Initial operations will include manufacturing, distribution, customer technical support and related activities.
The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Casa will be located in the National Technology Park, Castletroy with close proximity to the University of Limerick.
“Casa is very excited to establish operations in Limerick,” said Lucy Xie, Senior Vice President of Operations for Casa.
“Workforce talent is always a key factor when selecting a new location. With a growing reputation for its highly-skilled technical, logistics and manufacturing talent pool, Limerick moved to the top of the list,” she added.
Welcoming today’s announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “This is a very exciting project and I am delighted that we are attracting cutting edge technology companies to regional locations and that Limerick will benefit from 50 quality jobs.
"This follows on from recent jobs announcements which show that there is a momentum growing for Jobs in regions around Ireland.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, said: “This is an excellent investment win for Limerick and the Mid West region, combining manufacturing and value-added services functions in what is a key regional location for us.
"Key to winning this project was the Mid West’s airport access, logistics services and a proven workforce for manufacturing and services activities. The arrival of Casa here will be valuable in terms of acting as an attractor for other such business to the region.”