exida has today announced it has chosen Shannon as the location of a European Centre of Excellence, creating 25 roles over the next five years.
The company operates in functional safety, industrial cybersecurity and alarm management. exida provides certification, services, assessments, and tools to Automation, Automotive, Robotics, and Machinery equipment manufacturers as well as Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Petro-Chemical, Oil & Gas, Subsea, Metals and Mining, Pulp & Paper and Power Utilities customers.
Welcoming the news, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar said, "I warmly welcome exida’s decision to locate its new Centre of Excellence in Shannon. This will bring 25 highly skilled jobs to the Mid-West over the next 3-5 years. exida is a world leader in a highly specialist field and it will be a welcome addition to the business ecosystem in the region."
CEO of exida, Chris O’Brien added, "We are very excited to launch exida IRL to provide local support for our European customers and expand exida’s technical capabilities. There were several factors that led to choosing Ireland for this expansion including; proximity to European customers, strong local talent pool to recruit from, support from IDA Ireland, and the country’s proven track record for foreign direct investment."