Drogheda — April 28, 2016, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Kellton Tech Solutions Limited, a global IT company, is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Drogheda, Co. Louth, creating 100 jobs over five years.The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Kellton Tech enables businesses to make the digital leap through its broad range of IT offerings with particular focus on ISMAC (Internet of things, Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) and ERP-EAI (Enterprise Resource Planning & Enterprise Application Integration). By continuously enriching its expertise in cutting-edge technologies over the years, Kellton Tech has solidly positioned itself as a leading enabler of digital transformation.
The Irish headquarters will be the heart of Kellton Tech’s operations in EMEA region, bringing it closer to customers and fortifying its global presence. The office will also house an R&D facility to facilitate the localisation of its flagship product KLGAMETM that earned the company much appreciation everywhere it was showcased; KLGAMETM is an IoT uptake using beacons, wearables, smartphones and other digital technologies for revolutionary applications.
Making the announcement today, Minister Bruton said: “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 plans. Today’s announcement by Kellton Tech that it is establishing its EMEA HQ in Drogheda, and creating 100 extra jobs is a major boost for the North East and for our regional plans generally. I wish Krishna and his team every success with this project.”
Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash said: “I am delighted to welcome Kellton Tech to my home town. It is great news for Drogheda and the wider county that the company has decided to base its EMEA headquarters here and will bring a welcome 100 jobs boost to the area. I have no doubt that our skilled workforce and location has helped in Kellton Tech’s choice to base itself here, joining a growing number of digital and technology companies in Louth. I hope this is the start of a long and successful relationship for Krishna and his team.”
Expressing his delight at the announcement, Krishna Chintam, Co-founder and Managing Director, Kellton Tech, said: “Ireland is home to one of Europe’s best multilingual, tech talent pool and will act as our springboard to make inroads into the European market and beyond. 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.”
Ireland is home to one of Europe’s best multilingual, tech talent pool and will act as our springboard to make inroads into the European market and beyond. 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.Krishna Chintam, Co-founder and Managing Director, Kellton Tech
Explaining further, Karanjit Singh, CEO, Kellton Tech, said: “Given that the US region contributes substantially to our revenue, the Ireland office will also be best-equipped to support US operations. The language edge and time-difference makes Ireland a highly advantageous proposition for technical support, sales-enablement and accounting. We foresee a huge step-up in our hiring in near-term to support our ambitious growth plans.”
CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan said: “This is a very important and welcome investment by Kellton Tech in a regional location with substantial local economic benefit. Kellton Tech’s decision to create this major hub for its global operations in Drogheda is a strong endorsement of the North East Region. I wish Krishna and his team every success with their operations here.”