US companies Trinseo and Sendoso to create more than 200 jobs

Sendoso announces Irish companies whose products will be available via its platform

More than 200 jobs are to be created in Dublin with global materials company Trinseo announcing 130 new roles and US gifting platform Sendoso, a further 100 positions.

Trinseo, formerly part of the Dow Chemical group, is establishing its new global business services function in Dublin's Docklands. The company, which is a manufacturer of plastics and latex binders, is looking to recruit 130 people over the next six months.

With global administrative headquarters located in Pennsylvania and operating headquarters in Switzerland, Trinseo employs about 3,800 staff and has 26 manufacturing sites worldwide. It reported $3 billion (€2.6 billion) in net sales last year.

"Ireland has become one of the leading locations for global business services and is home to some of the world's top companies. The decision to locate our global business services centre in Dublin's Docklands represents a strategic move to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by a strong and diverse talent pool, a growing economy and continued global investment," said chief executive Frank Bozich.


“Trinseo’s move to establish a significant base in Ireland is a huge step forward in our ambitions to transform into a higher growth, higher margin and less cyclical specialty materials and sustainable solutions provider to better serve our customers worldwide,” he added.

Gifting platform

Separately, Sendoso has confirmed plans to create 100 jobs in Dublin across a number of functions, including software engineering, business development, supply chain and customer support.

The move comes after the gifting platform, which has its headquarters in the US, last month confirmed plans to establish an Irish operation after raising $100 million in a funding round led by the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank.

Founded in 2016, Sendoso allows businesses to send gifts to employees, customers and others, with products such as personalised presents, branded swag and so on. Overall, the company has up to 30,000 gift options available.

The company's new Dublin facility will include a dedicated logistics and supply chain operation to further support the company's 20,000 global users at customers which include Comcast, Kimpton Hotels, Thomson Reuters, Nasdaq and eBay.

Sendoso also announced the first of a number of Irish companies that are to list their products via its platform. These include Stillgarden Distillery, Craft Direct, Mookie & Boo, and Kindfolk.

David Ryan, European headquarters lead at Sendoso, said the company was in talks to add other Irish companies to its platform in the coming months.

“Dublin is central to Sendoso’s plan to expand globally. As an Irishman, I am incredibly enthused about the company expanding from here, in part because buyers around the world are very keen to source good Irish products and I believe we will be able to give a lift to some great local businesses as we emerge from the pandemic,” he said.

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor is a former Irish Times business journalist