It was announced today that a global automation technology company has opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork.
Pilz is celebrating 20 years in Ireland and the new centre will immediately house 125 employees in the Software Product Research and Development Division. The company is actively recruiting, with 70 new jobs in total planned by 2023. This will bring total employment across the Pilz Ireland campus to 220.
Pilz Ireland today welcomes An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, local business and industry leaders, and academics from University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology. Demonstrations at the event included Pilz safe automation systems. Also showcased were some of the company’s disruptive technological breakthroughs related to automation in the cloud, human-robot collaboration, and the use of Augmented Reality in both training and the development and support of automated systems.
The engineering tools used to plan, design, program and visualise Pilz automation control systems globally are conceived and developed in Cork. The investment in this new centre will allow Pilz to expand its current portfolio of automation systems, while developing their technologies around Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and new Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
Speaking at the official opening, Managing Partner of Pilz, Thomas Pilz said, "Pilz is committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation, and this new centre at our Irish operation showcases that vision. Coupled with the milestone of 20 years of Pilz in Ireland, today marks a new step for the company in Cork as we scale and grow."
An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney added, "It is fantastic to see a company such as Pilz committed to Cork, and taking their investment to the next level. The success of Pilz is a testament to the opportunities for growth in Cork and the surrounding region."