News : WP Engine Opens New Innovation And Technical Support Centre In Ireland
Limerick Ireland, Sept 26, 2016 -- WP Engine, a company that powers digital experiences for websites and applications built on the WordPress platform announced the opening of its new Technical Support & Innovation Centre in Limerick, which is expected to create 100 jobs over three years and further support WP Engine’s surging customer base across EMEA.
At an event in Limerick this morning, Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Minister of State for Employment & Small Business Pat Breen, and Mary Buckley, Executive Director of IDA Ireland, will be joining WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner, April Downing, CFO and Fabio Torlini, MD EMEA to celebrate the investment in the centre. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
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Welcoming the new initiative, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said "This is a very exciting project and I am really pleased that we have attracted this cutting edge technology company to a regional location and that it is providing 100 quality jobs for Limerick. This follows on from recent jobs announcements which show that there is a momentum growing for jobs in regions around Ireland. Ireland's growing expertise in the ICT sector and our commitment to ensuring that we can provide the requisite skills for companies like WP Engine is clear for all to see. I wish WP Engine the very best for their future in Limerick".
Speaking at the launch today the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. said: "I welcome these jobs for Limerick and WP Engine to our neighbourhood. Both Ireland and WP Engine share an international focus and a desire to grow by creating value through hard work and endeavour. I'm confident that the people of Limerick and its surrounds will provide WP Engine with the skilled and motivated workforce it needs to continue its success."
Also speaking at the event Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen T.D., said: "I very much welcome this announcement today in Limerick that WP Engine is establishing here, creating 100 jobs. All jobs created have a positive knock on effect on the wider region. It is important that we continue to pursue opportunities for investment and job creation in new and emerging technology sectors. This investment is a testament to the skilled workforce and the attractiveness of the region. I wish the team at WP Engine every success for the future."
IDA Ireland’s Executive Director Mary Buckley said: "This is a terrific investment by this high growth technology company in a key regional location. Its presence here will serve as a compelling reference seller of the location for other technology companies. The benefit of 100 new jobs to the local area and economy will be substantial. I wish WP Engine every success here."
"WP Engine is focused on building the best managed WordPress platform in the world and we’re incredibly proud to be opening our new Technical Support and Innovation Centre in Ireland," said Heather Brunner, CEO of WP Engine. "As a company we aim to be present in cities that are successful in terms of job creation and attracting businesses - as represented by our offices in Austin, San Antonio, San Francisco, and more recently London. Limerick, similarly, has a terrific environment and culture where the community, government and business leaders are committed to building local talent and creating a technology innovation and incubation center. We look forward to serving and advancing the Limerick tech ecosystem."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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WP Engine powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on WordPress. The company’s premium managed hosting platform provides the performance, reliability and security required by the biggest brands in the world, while remaining affordable and intuitive for smaller businesses and individuals. Companies of all sizes rely on WP Engine’s award-winning customer service team to quickly solve technical problems, and create a world-class customer experience. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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