Two tech companies plan to create over 100 jobs in Ireland

Antares Vision will create 53 jobs in Galway while Keeper Security will add 50 jobs in Cork

The jobs being create range from software development to sales. Photograph: iStock

The jobs being create range from software development to sales. Photograph: iStock


Two tech companies have announced plans to create over 100 jobs in Ireland over the next few years, they said separately on Thursday.

Italian data management solutions provider Antares Vision said it would create 53 jobs over the next five years at its soon to be established software development centre in Galway.

Antares Vision designs, produces and installs inspection track and trace systems for security, traceability and regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical sector.

The company’s new centre in Galway will play host to a mix of job functions including junior and senior software developers and researchers.

Massimo Bonardi, Antares Vision’s managing and technical director, said the establishment of the Galway facility is a “crucial part of a strategic business choice of continuous investments with the aim of being able to provide technologically advanced solutions in line with markets evolution.”

Separately, cybersecurity company Keeper Security said it would employ 50 staff at a new Cork base over the next two years. The Cork office is the company’s first European location and will house a sales team to service Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the middle east.

Darren Guccione, chief executive and Co-founder of Keeper Security, said the Cork team will be “responsible for adding 20 per cent to our total revenue and provide support to the many businesses that need password and data protection.”

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said: “Keeper Security adds to the dynamic cluster of cyber security companies choosing to serve their customers in the EMEA market from Ireland. Cork, in particular, already has an established cluster of online security firms in place.

“The city’s tech infrastructure, talent pool and supportive academic network have created a compelling business environment which will continue to attract investment from companies operating in this space.”

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, referred to both announcements as “exciting projects” and noted that the projects will “add to our pool of cutting edge technologies”.