The warmth and cultural friendliness of Ireland was highlighted as one of the reasons global data center and network optimization firm Park Place Technology (PPT) set up shop in Cork, according to Chris Adams, an Ohio native and executive director of PPT.
Speaking today at Blarney Business Park, where the Operations and Support Center is located, Mr Adams said the opening of the center was a “career highlight” and that he had brought his family from the US to witness it. .
Taoiseach Micheál Martin was at the opening of the center, which had been rescheduled four times in the last two years.
Speaking at the event, Mr Martin said the pandemic had taught us all the lessons in terms of technology and welcomed the data center and network optimization company to Cork.
“I am delighted to welcome the official opening of the new Park Place Technologies facility in Blarney, a very positive development for Cork and the wider region”
said Taoiseach Micheál Martin. “The opening of the new facility is a testament to Park Place Technologies’ continued commitment to Ireland and the company’s growth and success here. The Government will continue to work to support our thriving technology sector and leading companies such as Park Place Technologies, as we build on the record 2.5 million people now in employment in Ireland and ensure continued opportunities in the future.”
Park Place’s new flagship facility is 24,500 square feet. The new facility, 6 km north of Cork city center, will accommodate the growth of Park Place, allow for employee expansion (expected to double by 2024), provide a flagship facility for customers and provide a High quality meeting space for prospects and channel partners.
The company, which started in 2016 with 100 employees, now has 2,200 employees worldwide and works with clients in 170 countries.
The new Park Place building at Blarney Business Park represents a direct investment in Ireland. Park Place plans to host local community and business events on the premises, making it a venue that will benefit the wider community in County Cork in an interactive and accessible way.
“Park Place doesn’t want to be seen as just another American company setting up shop,” said Chris Adams, Park Place’s president and CEO.
Job openings are filled with local talent, and recruitment for highly-skilled engineering and technology positions will continue. These include multiple roles, including help desk representatives, advanced engineering support, and buyer planners. On-site customer support is available in all European languages.