MAYO company CBE is an outstanding example of a firm that has utilised the infrastructure and resources of their native area to build a successful business, according to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Speaking at the announcement of 40 jobs at the Claremorris retail software plant yesterday, Deputy Kenny said those who delight in proclaiming rural Ireland is dead, their answer is here.
"CBE, an indigenous Irish company, is forging partnerships across the world from Japan to Taiwan and Italy and Germany. They develop software and systems from their base right here in Mayo and are an example of all that is good about the recovery in rural Ireland.
"I am very proud to meet workers and their families and to announce 40 new jobs. Unemployment is the single greatest barrier to equality and the 40 jobs here at CBE represent 40 lives changed and improved."
He stated the high speed broadband in the south Mayo town, as well as the graduates from GMIT/NUIG and the continued success and growth of Ireland West Knock Airport, all contribute to CBE's success and the government will continue to do all it can to encourage companies like CBE.
CBE develops and supplies point of sale solutions for the retail and hospitality sectors. The company sells its products mainly to the independent retail groups and hospitality markets.
The jobs are being created with the support of Enterprise Ireland.
The company said it will employ 150 people by the end of 2017 through its current expansion and development plan.
Gerard Concannon, CBE’s CEO, said: "High quality of graduates from the third level colleges in Ireland has given us a real competitive advantage over the international competitors within the IT sector."