by Bernie English
A €50 million vote of confidence in Limerick by a leading international investor will see 100 new high-end jobs created as a result.
Analog Devices Ireland (ADI) has moved into its purpose-built unit at Raheen, which will house its European Research and Development Centre with the capacity to accommodate 600 employees, with 100 of them still to be recruited.
A spokeswoman for the Boston-based company said that the completion of the new facility “represents a major commitment and investment on behalf of ADI to Limerick and to Ireland. We’re very excited about this latest development.”
In recent weeks, the company moved from a nearby leased facility in the Raheen Industrial Estate to the new building, bringing 500 of more than 1,000 Irish staff employed by ADI with them.
A spokeswoman for the company confirmed that ADI has created space for, and aims to employ, 100 more people at the Limerick facility. The new building is now occupied with engineering, business development, applications staff and the offices of ADI’s chief technology officer.
As part of the campus enhancement, the company planted more than 90 trees and installed electric vehicle charging stations. Other features include general office space for 600 employees, measurement laboratories for evaluation engineering, application engineering and robustness as well as an 80-seat auditorium.
European Sales and Marketing executive, Mike Britchfield said ADI is already seeing a positive impact from a European sales perspective.
“We have already had more visits from European customers this year than in previous years and it shows ADI as having a strong European presence and support structure, increasing confidence in working with us”.
In the construction of the new building, ADI says that its sustainability priorities were to “conserve energy, water, and natural resources, support eco-friendly technologies, improve operating controls, and lower operational costs. On a holistic level, the building aims to support a healthy lifestyle and positive workplace”.