At the official launch of its new research and development centre in Limerick today, AMCS Group, which provides information systems for the recycling and environmental management industry, announced plans to double its current workforce of 65 by 2015.
The new facility was opened by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, TD.
The opening follows AMCS Group’s recent acquisition of UK-based software services provider, The Solution Works, and, according to the company, is strongly aligned with its global expansion strategy.
AMCS said the new roles created as part of its international expansion will be available in areas like software development, software support, project management and sales and marketing.
Established in 2003, AMCS has developed IT, management and tracking solutions, including pay-by-weight and on-vehicle technology.
“The launch of our new research and development centre highlights our commitment to expanding our servicing capabilities in order to meet the ever changing needs of our clients,” said Jimmy Martin, CEO of AMCS.
“In the last two years we have invested approximately €4m in research, development and international expansion. We will continue to develop innovative and integrated end-to-end software and hardware systems that maximise efficiencies and profitability for our clients and helps them meet their recycling targets.”
Martin said that AMCS provides measurement and billing solutions for over 1 million households in Ireland alone.
“In the last two years, with the highly valued support of Enterprise Ireland we have significantly expanded our presence in Continental Europe, the UK and the USA creating over 30 new jobs within the company. We believe our unique technology and expertise puts us in an ideal position to become an industry leader, not only in our existing markets but across Europe and the USA.”
AMCS currently employs 65 people and in addition to its Limerick headquarters has offices in the UK, USA and Sweden and will open an office in France in 2012.