Blancco Technology Group, the industry standard in data erasure and mobile lifecycle solutions, has formally unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Cork City Centre based office in Lapp’s Quay. The opening event was attended by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, who cut the ribbon, recognizing Blancco Ireland’s continued investment in the region through the creation of this new site with capacity for up to 34 employees.
The location is Blancco’s first centre of operations in Ireland, adding to the company’s global footprint across EMEA, North America, and APAC.
Blancco is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. IDA Ireland has supported Blancco to make these new offices a centre of excellence for R&D as well as a strategic hub for Blancco, globally. Over the next three to four years, Blancco will invest several million euros in R&D, job creation and skills training. This new Cork location provides an ideal opportunity to grow the existing team, having created six new roles since it acquired the Inhance Technology business, in July 2019.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD said, “this is exciting news for Cork and for Ireland. The new Blancco hub in Lapp’s Quay will bring new employment to local citizens, and it further reinstates Cork’s competitive position in attracting investment from leading, global technology businesses at the forefront of innovation. I am delighted that Blancco has chosen Cork for its new premises, as part of its global expansion.”
Blancco is a leader and the industry standard in providing organizations with secure, compliant, and automated solutions that deliver best practice data erasure and management while accelerating the transition to the circular economy. Each year, tens of millions of Blancco erasures allow top-tier organisations to protect end-of-life data against unauthorised access, safely redeploy data storage assets, and firmly comply with increased data protection and privacy requirements.
Adam Moloney, CFO, Blancco said, “this represents a significant milestone for the Blancco Group. We’re investing heavily in our operations in Ireland, and it will be a key strategic hub as we accelerate our international expansion. With this launch we look forward to adding new members to our growing business, but this opening event is also an opportunity for us to celebrate the hard work of our outstanding Blancco Ireland team.”
Mary Buckley, Executive Director, IDA Ireland said, “IDA Ireland wish to congratulate Blancco on the official opening of its state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Cork City’s bustling business district. The establishment of this strategic R&D hub for Blancco in Cork is a testament to the South-West region’s highly skilled and talented workforce and reinforces IDA Ireland’s mission to boost jobs and investment for regional locations. I wish the Blancco Ireland team every success with this expansion.”
Source: IDA Ireland