The Irish telematics firm Fleetmatics has invested in a new office space in Sandyford. This is to cater for the company’s continued growth.
The company has hired over 100 people in the past 12 months where the total number of employees has reached around 250 people. When Fleetmatics was founded in 2004, it hired just ten people in its first year of operation. In 2016 it was acquired by Verizon Communications Inc., which enabled the organisation to expand its fleet and mobile workforce management globally.
The new site is 90,000 square feet at the Atrium Building in Sandyford and is completely redesigned to fit a start-up spirit and lean software engineering. It will also house the Network Operations Centre (NOC), which officially opened earlier this year.
The Chief Technology Officer at Fleetmatics, Peter Mitchell, said: “Today is a really proud day for the company. Fleetmatics was founded in Dublin 13 years ago employing just 10 people. As an Irish company, we’re proud of the growth we’ve achieved in recent years. To have evolved from a start-up based in a small office in Dublin, to being a large telematics player in Europe is something that continues to drive our Irish workforce to innovate and create new solutions for our customers. Since joining forces with Verizon Telematics, we have been able to further accelerate innovation in our sector and I’m looking forward to seeing this continued growth into 2018.
“Our new campus is located in an exciting digital ecosystem in Sandyford, where it can serve as a hub of innovation and enable our expanding team to have the collaborative and functional space required to deliver best-in-class workforce solutions to our customers around the world. It’s an exciting time for the entire Irish team and we look forward to the grand opening of our new facility in Sandyford [this] year.”
New and current staff will move into the new site in the middle of this year.