CBE, the Mayo-based retail software company, has announced 40 new jobs due to major expansion in the UK and significant contract wins in Ireland.
Through its current expansion and development plan CBE will employ 150 people by the end of 2017. These roles will be within software development, customer support, sales and service, primarily based at CBE’s international head office in Claremorris.
CBE develop and supply point of sale (POS) solutions for the retail and hospitality sectors. Set up in 1980, CBE’s global expansion continues as they now support installations in Canada, Australia, The Isle of Man, and Algeria and following significant market research are preparing to enter the US market.
Gerard Concannon, CEO, CBE, says: “Innovation through continuous research and development has been the cornerstone of our business and it is through this that we have increased our market share in Ireland and significantly grown in our export markets year-on-year.”
“The CBE solutions enable our clients to manage their business more effectively and streamline their operations. Our latest software solutions have been hugely successful, primarily in the UK, since launched last year. We have also recently formed a strategic partnership with NCR to supply self-checkout solutions to the independent retail sector in Ireland and the UK.”
Commenting on the announcement, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “CBE are a success story for Claremorris, for Mayo, and for the west of Ireland. CBE have proven, and continue to prove, that indigenous Irish companies can compete and win on a global scale. Gerard Concannon and the CBE team deserve enormous credit for what they have created here in Claremorris. Their export-led expansion into markets like the UK ensures that CBE will continue to grow and with plans afoot to enter the US market the future is incredibly bright for CBE which is a great boost to the local and national economy.”
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: “Enterprise Ireland is committed to working with companies like CBE who utilise research and development to help them innovate and internationalise their products for global market expansion. Their growth and success to date in competing in overseas markets clearly demonstrates the calibre of their software solutions and technology with the rebound effect of creating more jobs at home and importantly, in the local region.”