Industry & Business

New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork

 Breaking News
  • Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant Irish genetics company IdentiGEN has welcomed a €1.8 million research and development award to further strengthen its position as a world leader in DNA technologies within the food industry. IdentiGEN, which is based in Dublin and provides DNA traceability solutions for the meat and seafood sectors, will use the investment to advance food quality and [...]...
  • Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of 22.4% in the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018.  The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the retailer registered sales growth of 3.4% on last year. Dunnes held on to top spot despite stiff competition from [...]...
  • TriMedika Secures Four Export Contracts TriMedika has secured four new orders of its innovative non-contact thermometer at Medica 2018, the world’s leading trade fair for the medical industry. The deals in Switzerland, Germany and Austria are the latest for this growing Belfast-based medical devices business. Co-founders Julie Brien, COO, and Dr Roisin Molloy, CEO, have been working closely with Invest Northern [...]...
  • CRU Proposals to Facilitate Greater Integration of Renewable Natural Gas The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is supporting the introduction of renewable natural gas to the Irish transmission network with a revision to the Gas Safety Guidelines to incorporate renewable gas injection facilities. In addition, the CRU has commenced a consultation on changes to the gas transmission tariff methodology, which includes proposals to facilitate [...]...
  • Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges A new competition to address health complications that arise as a result of diabetes has been announced by Enterprise Ireland and the HSE through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative. The health and wellness challenges aim to harness innovation and technology to help diabetes patients avoid the development of typical complications associated with the [...]...

New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork

New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork
March 12
09:33 2018

Pilz, a leading global automation technology company, has opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork. The opening of this state-of-the-art facility coincides with the 20th anniversary of the company’s presence in Ireland.

The new three story 2,500 sq m facility is located next to the existing Pilz Ireland building and doubles the capacity of the overall Pilz campus in the Cork Business and Technology Park on Model Farm Road, Cork.

Set to be a global centre of excellence, it will immediately house 125 employees in the Software Product Research and Development Division. The company is actively recruiting, with 70 new jobs in total planned by 2023. This will bring total employment across the Pilz Ireland campus to 220, as Pilz implements its 2025 vision. The 2025 vision is to cement Pilz as a global provider of products, systems and services in all aspects of automation, driving the smart factories of the fourth industrial revolution.

The engineering tools used to plan, design, program and visualise Pilz automation control systems globally are conceived and developed in Cork. The investment in this new centre will allow Pilz to expand its current portfolio of automation systems, while developing their technologies around Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and new Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.

Thomas Pilz, Managing Partner of Pilz, said: “Pilz is committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation, and this new centre at our Irish operation showcases that vision. Coupled with the milestone of 20 years of Pilz in Ireland, today marks a new step for the company in Cork as we scale and grow.”

John McAuliffe, Managing Director of Pilz Ireland and Vice President of Pilz International Services Group, added: “The cutting-edge technology in our new facility will allow the company to not only respond to the new challenges facing the global manufacturing industry but also to innovate and grow, building on our existing reputation as IoT pioneers in safe automation. Global spending on IoT is set to reach $1.29 trillion by 2020* – but this is dependent on the implementation of clear Industry 4.0 strategies.

“Pilz is a member of the demonstration and research platform SmartFactoryKL and is, as a member of OPC Foundation**, actively involved in formulating uniform standards for Industry 4.0. Our systems ensure workers, plants and machinery stay connected, productive and safe. This is becoming more critical as levels of automation increase to achieve agility and productivity in manufacturing.”

Commenting on the event, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD said: “It is fantastic to see a company such as Pilz committed to Cork, and taking their investment to the next level. The success of Pilz is a testament to the opportunities for growth in Cork and the surrounding region.”

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, commented: “IDA Ireland has worked closely with Pilz over the last 20 years and I would like to sincerely congratulate the entire team on this milestone today. Pilz is a progressive, forward-looking company, and this state of the art new centre will futureproof the company as it develops its next generation intelligent software.”

With custom-built office space and new laboratory facilities, the Cork campus of connected facilities will now house three Pilz Group activities: Software Product Research and Development, International Services Group and the Global Account Management team. The Pilz International Services Group develops innovative safety engineering services and training for delivery world-wide by Pilz group companies. The campus is also home to Pilz Ireland Industrial Automation, serving the Irish market with Pilz Automation Systems and Engineering Services. Pilz Ireland has significant customers in the food and beverage, medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, among others.

CAPTION:

Pictured at the opening of Pilz Ireland’s new €7.4 million software development centre in the Cork Business and Technology Park on Model Farm Road, Cork, is retired President of Pilz, Renate Pilz, Susanne Kunschert and Thomas Pilz.

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements



















National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2018

NIBRT Springboard Success Stories



Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4