Galway doing well on the jobs front

Pictured at the announcement that Irish software company Copperfasten is to create thirty-seven new jobs in Galway are (l-r) An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Ronan Kavanagh, CEO of Copperfasten and Barry Egan, Western Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland.

Pictured at the announcement that Irish software company Copperfasten is to create thirty-seven new jobs in Galway are (l-r) An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Ronan Kavanagh, CEO of Copperfasten and Barry Egan, Western Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland.

Galway is punching above its weight in attracting jobs, according to Labour TD for Galway West Derek Nolan.

The creation of 237 jobs by two companies in Galway was a huge vote of confidence for the region.

US multinational Merit Medical is to expand its operations in Galway with the creation of more than 200 jobs, while 37 new posts have also been created at the Galway software

firm Copperfasten Technologies.

The recent announcement comes hot on the heels of Aviva’s creation of 220 new posts in Galway, 100 new jobs in the German multinational firm SAP, 220 jobs for the pharmaceutical firm Mylan, and 115 jobs by the networking giant Cisco in Oranmore.

“These announcements have been unprecedented and fantastic news for the local economy,” Nolan said.

Copperfasten, an Irish software company that produces internet security solutions, announced the creation of 37 new jobs supported by Enterprise Ireland in Galway. The expansion is based on new investment of €500,000 by Oyster Technology Investments Ltd and Enterprise Ireland.

The investment will help fund a significant export-led growth plan that is forecast to more than treble sales over the next three years. Copperfasten Technologies, which currently employs 15 people in Salthill, was established in 2000 by former staff of DEC Galway. The company produces two internet security solutions for the B2B market – SpamTitan and WebTitan.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “This announcement by Copperfasten is great news for Galway, for the Western region, and for the Irish software industry. This is a prime example of an Irish firm, investing in R&D to develop world-class products for export and growth at home and abroad.”

Ronan Kavanagh, CEO

of Copperfasten Technologies, said: “We are delighted to make this announcement today which will allow us to continue to build on our success to date and increase the foot print of our products internationally. We have seen fantastic adoption of our products and it is great to now be in a position to build on this. This investment and the new positions will allow us to drive sales and scale the company in the forthcoming years.”

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