Indian information technology firm Kellton Tech will set up its headquarters in eastern Ireland that will help create 100 additional jobs in the region.
Hyderabad-based Kellton Tech will set up its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) headquarters in Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland.
Ireland's minister for jobs, enterprise & innovation, Richard Bruton, made the announcement earlier this week, saying the move will create 100 additional jobs in the region.
"The announcement by Kellton Tech that it is establishing its EMEA HQ in Drogheda, and creating 100 extra jobs is a major boost for the North East and for our regional plans generally," he said.
The Irish headquarters will also house an R&D facility to facilitate the localisation of Kellton's flagship product KLGAME, an IoT uptake using beacons, wearables, smartphones and other digital technologies for revolutionary applications.
"Ireland is home to one of Europe's best multilingual, tech talent pool and will act as our springboard to make inroads into the European market and beyond.
As a pioneer of digital transformation, we are the market leaders in India with strong penetration in US," said Krishna Chintam, co-founder and managing director, Kellton Tech.
"We are happy to extend our expertise to the EMEA market with Ireland as our base. We believe that this region is poised to emerge as our largest revenue-contributor outside of US," he added.
Kellton Tech says it enables businesses to make the digital leap through its broad range of IT offerings with particular focus on ISMAC (Internet of things, Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) and ERP-EAI (Enterprise Resource Planning & Enterprise Application Integration).
"Given that the US region contributes substantially to our revenue, the Ireland office will also be best-equipped to support US operations.
"The language edge and time-difference makes Ireland a highly advantageous proposition for technical support, sales-enablement and accounting. We foresee a huge step-up in our hiring in near-term to support our ambitious growth plans," said Karanjit Singh, CEO, Kellton Tech.