SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

July 29, 2015 14:27 ET

Industrial Info Resources Brings 50 New Jobs to Galway, Ireland

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Jul 29, 2015) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Ireland's Minister for Business & Employment, Ged Nash, was on hand this week in Galway to officially open the new offices of market intelligence company Industrial Info Resources (IIR) Europe and announce the creation of another 50 jobs over the next five years.

The event was attended by IIR Chief Executive Officer Ed Lewis, IIR European President Nicola Lynch, Mayor of Galway Frank Fahy, National University of Ireland - Galway (NUI Galway) President Jim Brown and IDA Ireland senior management, among others.

Industrial Info performs fact-based market research on the industrial processing, heavy manufacturing and energy-related industries worldwide. Since Industrial Info has been in Ireland, the company has increased its global coverage by 489%, representing more than 92,000 active projects with a total value of more than $13 trillion.

Speaking at the company's offices in Galway, Nash said: "I'm delighted to be here today to formally welcome, on behalf of the government, this excellent news that Industrial Info Resources is expanding its operations in Galway. The announcement that IIR is to double their workforce, creating 50 new jobs, is fantastic news. I would like to congratulate IIR CEO Ed Lewis on the success of the company. It's a vote of confidence in Galway, in Ireland and our economic recovery. In a very short period of time -- and in the teeth of a global recession of a type that we haven't seen in quite a long time -- this company has managed to go from strength to strength."

Commenting on the announcement, Lewis said: "It is a special day for us. When we started the Galway company in 2009, we had 15 people in the company we purchased. For the past six years that we've been in Ireland, our company has expanded rapidly across the world, and our Galway operation has been instrumental to our fast growth. I didn't realize back in 2009 the upside to having our operations in Galway, but that upside has been unbelievable. From the financial backing of the IDA and the pool of resources here in the Galway area to the incredible staff, I never imagined it could be as good as it is. Nicola Lynch, our European President, has done an outstanding job of leading the company. I'm very excited about our future in Galway and look forward to long-term success as we move forward from here."

"It's a significant milestone for us -- not just in terms of more space, but in showing how far we've come since setting up here in 2009," explained Nicola Lynch, European president of IIR Europe. "Not only are we tripling our office space, but we are officially adding 50 new jobs to our new facility. When we moved in a few people joked 'that's a very big building' and they were right, but that's because we intend to fill it thanks to the rapid growth that we are experiencing. Our decision demonstrates Industrial Info's commitment to Galway and the West region, and is a testament to the value we place on our staff, who have a played a huge part in our success and growth."

Frank Fahy, the Mayor of Galway, said: "I'd like to welcome the CEO of IIR, Ed Lewis, and his wife, Sally, to Galway. It's wonderful to see global companies like IIR with an established office here in Galway thrive and succeed to the point that they need substantially bigger offices and are in a position to double their workforce. This creates confidence for other international companies in business services and other sectors, highlighting the West's ability to meet their needs."

Industrial Info Resources (IIR) was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. IIR, a privately owned company, operates across key heavy industrial processing, manufacturing and energy-related sectors including onshore and offshore oil & gas, electric power generation and transmission, chemical processing, pulp, paper & wood, metals & minerals, pharmaceutical & biotech, and industrial manufacturing industries.

IIR's clients include industrial asset owners, equipment manufacturers, engineering and construction companies, servicing companies, distributors, energy trading and financial service companies, and other companies that sell products and services into the industrial market.

Industrial Info Resources (IIR), with global headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, five offices in North America and 10 international offices, is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy markets. Industrial Info's quality-assurance philosophy, the Living Forward Reporting Principle™, provides up-to-the-minute intelligence on what's happening now, while constantly keeping track of future opportunities. To contact an office in your area, visit the "Contact Us" page.

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