A Cork-based IT company is creating 80 new jobs through an expansion of its operations into mainland Europe.
Milestone Solutions, which provides IT and automation services to large multinational manufacturing companies and currently employs 100 people, said the roles will be filled within the next two years.
The firm said it has already entered a strategic partnership agreement with a company in Switzerland, and has further “up and coming” projects in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Formed in 2008 and headquartered in Cork, the company helps life sciences, pharma, food and beverage businesses to plan, deliver and commission new facilities or to upgrade existing ones.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney said: “Ireland has established itself as a global leader in life sciences, pharma, food and beverage. A company like Milestone Solutions is using that expertise to grow their own business, and help export some of that leadership to facilities across Europe.”
Milestone Solutions has announced Peter Davies as its new managing director of European operations.
“Irish engineers and specialists have a proven track record in helping deliver and commission manufacturing plants for the businesses who established in Ireland over recent decades,” he said.
“The Irish have helped set the gold standard expertise in commissioning and upgrading critical manufacturing plants, and we believe that experience can help existing and new multinationals achieve more across the continent.
“We look forward to welcoming an extremely talented group of new colleagues to meet what we expect will be significant demand for our services across Europe.”