It was announced yesterday that QAD Inc. will expand its operations in Ireland and expects to create up to 40 new jobs between its Limerick and Dublin offices over the next three years, bringing the total number employed by QAD in Ireland to over 140.
The Global provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies was founded in 1979 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. The company employs over 1,900 people in 29 offices worldwide.
QAD intends to add more than a dozen software development and quality analysis positions in Limerick over the next three years to augment its existing 55-person workforce. The new headcount will support the company’s continuing development and implementation of the company’s next-generation ERP solution, QAD Adaptive ERP. The company has invested in new, larger offices in Clive House, at the National Technology Park to accommodate the increased workforce.
In addition, QAD Precision, a division of QAD based in Dublin, will move to a larger headquarters on Ardee Road in Rathmines. The company currently employs 53 staff in Dublin and plans to add more than 20 new positions over the next three years for software engineers and business development professionals.
Speaking at at the launch event in Limerick yesterday, Minister of State at the Department of Finance & the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, Patrick O’Donovan said, "This expansion by QAD, which will see up to 40 new roles being created between the two offices, is very welcome news for Limerick and the MidWest Region and for Dublin. It further enhances Ireland’s reputation as a technology and manufacturing hub and proves that the skills pool to help companies like QAD to grow and develop their operations is available in regional locations as well as in our capital. I wish them every success."