Kellton Tech has announced plans to establish EMEA headquarters in Drogheda. It is expected that the company will create around 100 jobs over five years.
Kellton Tech is a global IT firm which provides business services with a focus on the “Internet of Things” as well as social, mobile, analytics, cloud and enterprise resource planning. Clients of the company include JP Morgan, Starbucks, Nike, DuPont, Novartis and Groupon.
Karanjit Singh, chief executive, said that Ireland offers the company language skills and time zone advantages which make it particularly suitable for technical support, sales-enablement and accounting.
"Given that the US region contributes substantially to our revenue, the Ireland office will also be best-equipped to support US operations," Singh said.
Krishna Chintam, co-founder and managing director of Kellton Tech, agreed, and said that Ireland offers tech talent with multilingual skills.
"As a pioneer of digital transformation, we are the market leaders in India with strong penetration in US. We are happy to extend our expertise to the EMEA market with Ireland as our base. We believe that this region is poised to emerge as our largest revenue-contributor outside of US."
The EMEA headquarters will also house an R&D facility. The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation called the announcement a major boost for the North East and for the region.
"At the heart of our jobs plan is our determination to accelerate job-creation in cities, towns and villages across the country, and that is why we have put in place the regional jobs plan," explained Bruton.