FDI of the Month December 2020: Logitech announces new jobs at Cork facility
Pictured: Bracken Darrell, CEO Logitech
Logitech is the Business & Finance FDI of the Month December 2020
Logitech Ireland is the Business & Finance FDI of the Month December 2020. The award-winning design company and maker of computer peripheral products has announced the creation of over 50 new jobs in its Cork location in areas including design, engineering, supply chain and IT over the next three years.
Founded in 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where it is headquartered, the company achieved a number of industry firsts including the infrared cordless mouse, the thumb-operated trackball and the laser mouse. The company’s Irish office was established in Cork in 1988 and moved to its current location on the Kinsale Road in 2013. There, it houses over 200 staff, albeit working from home at the moment.
“Ireland is a really attractive destination for technology companies, due in large part to our strong pool of talent. I wish Logitech the very best as they continue to develop and grow its operations in Ireland.”
Logitech president and CEO Bracken Darrell has described the company as transforming into a design company by tapping into trends in gaming, remote work, video collaboration and creativity. He said, speaking to the Irish Times: “This process of reinvention continues. We are innovating with new product experiences every day and driving for positive change in the areas of equality and the environment. All this, thanks to our fantastic teams. As a company, we have a strong flexible working culture, with employees contributing to Logitech’s business from locations all over the world. Cork is a key link in that chain, and we’re keen to see more talent join our colleagues there.”
Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar TD commented on the news of the job creation. “I am very pleased that Logitech has announced the creation of 50 new jobs over the next three years at their office in Cork. Ireland is a really attractive destination for technology companies, due in large part to our strong pool of talent. I wish Logitech the very best as they continue to develop and grow its operations in Ireland.”
Elaine Laird, Logitech’s head of global supply chain and site lead at Cork, said: “We’re pleased to see Logitech’s Cork operations grow to encompass more opportunities ahead of the new year. This is a reflection not only of Logitech’s long-term performance, but also the wonderful culture and spirit our employees have developed, here and across the world. At Logitech, talent working out of Ireland is shaping the future, and enjoying it! We’re very grateful to IDA Ireland for their consistent support over the years.”
CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said: “Since 1988, Logitech has grown its team in the South West region to 200, and this announcement makes evident the company’s ambition to continue that growth. This announcement by Logitech demonstrates IDA Ireland’s proven ability to win high-skilled roles in regional locations. I wish them continued success.”