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Japanese Electronics Company Brings European Expansion to Dublin

SMK Corporation, a multinational electro-mechanical component manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo Japan is to establish a new European Headquarters in Dublin.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today (Thursday, April 9) announced that the Japanese company will create 11 jobs over three years.

SMK designs and produces a wide range of products for the electronics sector including connectors and switches, remote control units and touch screens. Demand for SMK products is driven by the requirements of a new generation of communications devices such as smart phones and tablets, as well as a proliferation of Pay TV Services and ever-increasing Electronic content in vehicles. The company works closely with clients in new product development and boasts many household name clients in these sectors.

SMK Electronics (Europe) Limited in Ireland will co-ordinate the activities of the company’s sales and design operations in Europe and will employ seven people initially.  The new European HQ will be located at Northwood Business Park and will be overseen by Mr. Paul Evans, Corporate Executive VP.

Originally from Dublin, Mr. Evans is a 30-year veteran of SMK and in 2006 was appointed SMK’s first non-Japanese Vice President.

SMK was introduced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, in association with IDA Ireland.


Michael McLoughlin, CEO, ConnectIreland; Emer Cusack, Project Manager, Growth Markets Team, IDA Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD; and Paul Evans, Corporate Executive VP, SMK Corporation at the announcement that SMK will establish a European base in Dublin


Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said:  “I am delighted that SMK has chosen Ireland as the location for its new European Headquarters.  The availability of talent was a key consideration for the company and once again highlights the attractiveness of Ireland’s well educated workforce to foreign direct investment.  The announcement is another ConnectIreland project supported by my Department through IDA Ireland and is another example of how companies leading in their field are establishing in Ireland.  I wish SMK every success for the future. 

Paul Evans, Corporate Executive VP, SMK Corporation said:  “We considered a number of locations for our new European Headquarters including Germany, England and the Netherlands.  We chose Ireland because of the availability of highly skilled professionals and the business friendly environment.  ConnectIreland’s support enabled us to establish our new European HQ in Dublin far more quickly than we could have in any other location we considered.   

“We expect to create seven jobs in Dublin and given the rapid growth of our business in Europe, we expect our Dublin HQ to play a central role in our expansion over the next 10 years.  As our business in Europe grows, Dublin can expect to benefit from that growth”.


Michael McLoughlin, ConnectIreland CEO, said: “We are delighted that as SMK Corporation celebrate 90 years in business this year that they have chosen Ireland as a strategic centre for their next phase of growth in Europe.  The creation of seven financial and general management positions in the coming 12 months is very welcome and brings to over 1,100 the number of jobs created in Ireland through the Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative. We are delighted to have worked with SMK and wish them every success in Ireland as they continue to expand their workforce to 11 over the coming three years.”

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5 Companies that are Hiring in Dublin Right Now

5 Companies That Are Hiring in Dublin Right Now

It’s March at last, and Spring is definitely in the air. It’s the season of change, new beginnings, and of course, spring cleaning. If you’ve been thinking about changing jobs, this is the season to make it happen. So, what are you waiting for? Dust off that CV, polish up that cover letter, and take a look at these 5 companies that are hiring in Dublin right now:

1. HubSpot

When weighing up potential hires, the HubSpot team are on the lookout for a few key attributes:

a). Intellectual curiosity: how do you choose to challenge yourself? What are you doing or what have you done to make yourself a better person, or the world a better place?

b). Coachability: HubSpot is looking for life-long learners. Are you both willing and able to be coached?

c). Goals: HubSpot wants you to succeed – in your career, and in life. That’s why they’re eager to hear about your goals – both professional and personal. HubSpot could well be your ticket to meeting them.

Oh, and one more thing . . .

You’ve got to be able to get behind the company’s “G.S.D. policy,” because at HubSpot, there’s no time for indecision.

This team is here to Get Sh*t Done.

Check out open positions and apply now.

2. Tapadoo

“Our days are spent taking our clients’ ideas, and crafting them into beautiful, easy-to-use mobile apps. We help with all stages of the process, whether it be idea generation, wire-framing, user experience design, and app development. The ethos is one of collaboration both between team members, and with our customers.”

“When not working on client apps, we try to fit in development of apps for ourselves.”

Check out open positions and apply now.

3. Learnosity

Walter White on one wall, and a list of “banned phrases” on another. “Beer O’Clock” on Fridays and Mario Kart at lunch.

Welcome, to the award-winning education technology company that is Learnosity.

Founded in 2007, and with offices in Dublin, Sydney, and New York, Learnosity provides world class, cloud based assessment solutions for education providers.

Check out open positions and apply now.

4. Boxever 

Boxever helps airlines and online travel agents (OTAs) deliver personalised, 1:1 marketing experiences to their customers across all channels and at all stages of the customer lifecycle, through the innovative application of technology and big data. Companies like TigerAir, Wideroe, Atlantic Airways, and more achieve higher conversion rates, increased revenue, and improved loyalty using Boxever’s SaaS-based platform.

“Right now, we’re a team of 38, and we’re aiming to grow that number to 70 by the end of 2015.”

“We have open positions in both our Dublin headquarters and Boston satellite office and we’re looking for energetic, enthusiastic and creative people with a passion for tech, to join our team.”

Check out open positions and apply now.

5. Hosted Graphite

“Two co-founders, eight other engineers all hired in the last year, and we’re growing quickly. We run a hosted version of the popular Graphite open source metric and monitoring software, and we have customers all over the world.”

Check out open positions and apply now.

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