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Engineering firm promises 40 jobs for Killarney

15 May

Forty jobs are to be created in Killarney by Co Kerry-based manufacturing and engineering firm Tricel.

Tricel Managing Director Mike Stack with Richard Bruton this morning

The company currently employs 100 people in Killarney and 250 in total across the group in Ireland, UK and France. The jobs will include several graduate positions. The jobs were announced this morning by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Tricel also announced 60 new jobs for the UK and France this morning. The positions, to be added over the next 18 months, will be in the areas of management, engineering, R&D, product development, marketing and manufacturing.

Originally known as Killarney Plastics, Tricel specialises in the development and manufacture of specialised products from water storage tanks and wastewater treatment systems to construction and building products.


New Tourism Website based in Kerry

13 Feb

50 new jobs are to be created in Farranfore this year, in a new tourism booking website created by the founders of two Kerry based companies.
Stephen O Sullivan of Splash Design and Cathal O’Connell of Paddywagon tours have created DayToursWorld.com after securing funding of 300,000 euro from Enterprise Ireland. The website will allow people to book day excursions all over the world.

Deputies Brendan Griffin and Michael Healy Rae have welcomed the news of the jobs. DayToursWorld will be based at the Farranfore Business Park with a sub office in Dublin.

JRI America Inc. to establish a Software Development Operation in Tralee

30 Sep

Subsidiary of Japanese financial services company, SMFG, creating up to 100 new jobs

TRALEE, Friday, 30th SEPTEMBER, 2011: JRI America Inc., today announced plans to establish a Software Development Operation in Tralee, Co. Kerry which may create up to 100 highly skilled positions over the next 5 years, with recruitment already underway for a number of positions. The operation will locate on the Kerry Technology Park in Tralee.

JRI America, Inc., is a subsidiary of the Japanese IT financial services company, Japan Research Institute Ltd (“JRI”), which is the specialist IT subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (“SMFG”). SMFG which owns Japan’s second-largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC”) by asset size and a Fortune Global 200 company offers a broad range of financial services, primarily banking-related. The group is also engaged in leasing, securities, credit cards, mortgage securitization, venture capital and other credit related businesses and employs 61,555 people (as of the end of March 2011) worldwide and has a stated strategic objective of further global expansion.

The Tralee operation will support the group’s Western Hemisphere IT operations including US, UK, Dubai and potentially other markets in due course. A range of functions including Java Software Development and Testing, Network Support, Data Centre Support, Testing and Helpdesk activities will be created. IDA Ireland worked closely with the company to secure this investment.

For more details see the Press Release in full.

Taoiseach pledges Government support for Tralee pharmaceutical centre

23 Sep

The Taoiseach Brian Cowen has pledged government support for the proposed Global Pharmaceutical Centre of Excellence in Tralee. The developers had earlier confirmed that they are finalising plans for submission to Kerry County Council for a facility at the Kerry Technology Park. The €4.7 billion project would be scheduled to open in early 2013 subject to full planning, environmental and legal requirements according to the developers, who claim that up to 400 jobs could be created in advance and over 4,500 on completion.

In a letter from Taoiseach Brian Cowen he says that “GPCE and its promoters Pharmadel can rely on the supportive engagement of the state enterprise agencies in their endeavours to make the project a reality, and to see the benefits accrue to Ireland and beyond that into the global economy.” The Taoiseach also said that when the detailed proposals for the project are submitted, he wanted to assure them that as Head of Government, the expertise of state enterprise agencies would be at their disposal to assist and support further in bringing the ambitious project to fruition.
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20 new jobs for Tralee tech firm

1 Sep

Tralee technology company Aspen Grove has announced the creation of 20 new jobs due to the continued expansion of its business. The company provides web-based business process solutions for financial property management, valuations and sale.

The 20 high-end technical positions will be created within their development and networking teams and come onstream by the end of October, the company said. The positions on offer include project managers, software developers, database administrators, designers and report writers.

“These are graduate-level positions and are a huge boost to the technology sector in the Tralee and Kerry area,” CEO Sean Ryan said. The company is based at Shannon Development’s Kerry Technology Park in Tralee.

For more information see http://www.aspengrove.ie/jobs.html

via Irish Examiner

€4.7M investment could create 4,000 jobs for Tralee

19 Jul

Plans for a massive 4.7 billion euro investment which could see the creation of over 4,000 jobs in Tralee are currently at development stage. The project would involve the creation of a Global Pharmaceutical Centre of Excellence in the town. Radio Kerry news understands that an initial meeting took place in the town last week and that a project team has been appointed. Plans are at a very early stage and its believed that if the project goes ahead it would be September 2012 before it would get underway. Its understood that the former Amann and Klopman sites in the town are being considered as locations. If the project was to suceed it would make Tralee the biggest single centre of employment in the state and could potentially increase the population of Tralee by a massive 22%. The majority of positions would be for pharmaceutical graduates in the r and d areas, and the project could involve up to 30 different campuses.

via Radio Kerry News

202 Beru workers remain in limbo

9 Jun

Workers at the Beru factory in Tralee remain in limbo this evening as they continue to wait on announcement on the plant’s future. Earlier, the staff in the Monavalley Industrial Estate factory were called into a meeting where they were told no decision has yet been made by the company.

At three o’clock yesterday afternoon manager of the Beru factory in Tralee, Paddy Lange, called workers into a meeting which had been scheduled since last week. It followed a cost evaluation of the companies operations in Tralee and at its Ludwigsburgh plant in Germany. The company, which makes blow-plugs for leading car manufacturers, employs 202 people, has been in Tralee since 1986.

In April 20 voluntary redunadancies were sought by the company and this was agreed to in recent weeks at the Labour Relations Commission. However, Mr Lange said a decision either way on the future of Beru in Tralee has not yet been decided upon by company management adding that another meeting may be called in the coming days.

Leaving the plant earlier, these workers were understandably on tenderhooks:

So the wait continues for the 202 staff at the Beru plant in Tralee.