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Ireland open for Where is else? business

As future economic, financial & social paradigms evolve, inventive Ireland gears up to new challenges & offers vibrant possibilities for growth. IDA Ireland, Ireland’s investment promotion agency, invites you to share in the benefits of a smart economy fuelled by adaptable people who share an optimistic world view

Ireland Where else? Where you will find the optimum match for your corporate ambitions and the desire and capabilities to make things happen.

Location 53°N 08°W Size 70,273 sq km Population 4.4 million % of Population under 25 34% Currency Euro

Where Ireland is coming from Ireland starts from a position of strength. Ireland’s strategic position at the central axis between the American and European continents places it right at the heart of the trading world. The track record of IDA Ireland in attracting and developing relationships with the world’s leading corporates is second to none. Today Ireland is one of the world’s most global countries in terms of political, economic and technological integration. Over the last decade, the Irish economy has grown faster than anywhere else in Europe. That’s where Ireland is coming from. Are you coming with us?

Capital Dublin Other Urban Centres Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Athlone, Letterkenny, Dundalk, Sligo Major Trade Partners UK, US, EuroZone, Australia, Asia Major Industries Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Life Sciences, Financial Services and Globally Traded Business (GTB) including Digital Media, Engineering, Consumer Brands and International Services Gross Domestic Product â‚Ź184 billion (2008)

Ireland is probably the most open economy in the developed world. Being open means Ireland benefits from the boom in world trade; equally it means it must adapt quickly to changing market conditions. IDA Ireland provides a creative response designed to foster Ireland as a global location of choice for international business. The fundamentals of the economy are sound. The inventiveness and vibrancy of Irish people is unmatched. Specifically Ireland is geared towards securing projects in high-value manufacturing, global business services and research, development and innovation. Ireland is also developing the emerging areas of clean technology, services innovation, and convergence. In summary, a smart economy for a smart people – Ireland, where else?

Where Ireland is at

IDA Global Office Network

47% USA 43% Europe 5% Asia-Pacific 5%89%Rest of World Source of Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland 2008

Where Ireland is changing The population is 4.4 million and rising. 60%

The capacity for transformation is at the core of

live in urban centres and towns, and 40% in rural

Ireland’s economy. Ireland’s success story continues

areas. English is the universal spoken language.

to evolve from that of a location based originally on manufacturing through to today’s model of the

The Irish learn well and live long; literacy and

‘Smart Economy’ built on the dual strengths of

life-expectancy levels are among the highest in

innovativeness and entrepreneurship.

the world. Ireland is a long-time member of the European Community, the Euro is the currency. Changing Ireland trades with the world. Gross Domestic Product is in excess of €184 billion (2008) per annum – 68% of which comes from the Services sector, 30% from Industry and 2% from Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. Contemporary Ireland is multicultural and multilingual, a vibrant society living in a beautiful, safe environment.

Irish Government policy is determinedly and positively pro-business; so too are your industry peers, the workforce and people in general. Ireland welcomes smart new business into a smart new economy; one that combines the successful elements of enterprise with the emerging ‘ideas’ or innovation economy while promoting a high-quality environment, improving energy security and creating social cohesion. Ireland’s smart economy is founded on an exemplary research, innovation and commercialisation ecosystem. The objective is to make Ireland the leading innovation and commercialisation hub in Europe. The Smart Economy is also a ‘Green Economy’, where addressing environmental challenges and creating high-tech employment opportunities go hand in hand.

Where smart thinking & positive thinking combine Central to the smart economy strategy is the

Smart thinking needs smart money, however,

creation of Competence Centres where initially

and in recognising this reality, Ireland’s total

seven industry groups are coming together to

investment in knowledge, including higher

initiate research projects. The Centres are a joint

education, has increased by an average annual

initiative between IDA Ireland and Enterprise

rate of over 10% in the past decade – compared

Ireland and will benefit from up to D1million of

with EU and OECD averages of around 3%.

Government support per initiative in the start-up

Our economy-wide spend on RD&I has trebled

phase. The Competence Centres will focus on

over this period and now stands at around D2.5

research with a direct impact on industry and will

billion, two-thirds of this from the enterprise sector.

embrace ICT, energy efficiency, manufacturing process and breakthrough technologies in

Creating employment through knowledge and

bio-energy and bio-refining.

innovation in a pro-business environment is central to Ireland’s future. In becoming part of that future,

Another part of the supportive infrastructure is

you become part of an exciting growing global

found in the Centres for Science, Engineering and movement. Technology (CSETs) which bring together scientists and engineers from academia and industry to work Welcome to Ireland; smart, green on applied research. CSETs are leading-edge collaborative projects, the results of which will be brought to and benefit the world.

and pro-business.

International Airports at Dublin,Cork & Shannon Regional Airports at Waterford, Kerry, Knock, Sligo, Galway & Donegal Direct scheduled flights to UK, USA, Europe & Middle East Worldwide sea-freight services

Where the learning grows All over Ireland, you will find a genuine love

More recently, Ireland’s workforce has been

of learning.

enriched with the skills of Europeans and workers from other countries choosing to live there.

A young population shows a distinct desire to learn and adapt to new ways of thinking. Employers

Irish educational institutes have developed a keen

seeking a highly educated, highly functional

awareness of the importance of forging strong links

workforce equipped with modern skills and

with industry, particularly in the fields of scientific

contemporary ‘can-do’ attitudes will find exactly

and technological research. Many Irish institutes

what they need.

of higher learning are recognised as world leaders in developing relationships with industry and other

Ireland is an educational powerhouse. According

educational institutions.

to the independent IMD World Competitiveness Report, Ireland has one of the best educational

Staff adaptability is an equally important factor

systems in the world. Over 40% of people aged

for employers – Irish workers significantly outscore

between 25 and 36 have benefited from 3rd Level

their US, Japanese and European counterparts

Education. Six out of every ten students in Ireland

in the area of flexibility when faced with new

graduate with a degree in engineering, science or


business, and a significant number are proficient in more than one language.

Member of European Union since 1973 Ireland provides access to the European market of 500 million people

Where business finds a home Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is no newcomer to Ireland. The national drive to encourage overseas companies to locate here began back in the middle of the 20th century. IDA Ireland was established by the Irish Government in 1969 to formalise the promotion and development of inward investment. Today, success is measured by Ireland’s continuing ability to attract cutting-edge Foreign Direct Investment as US, European and Asia-Pacific countries demonstrate their growing confidence in locating their overseas business here. Almost 1,000 companies – including many of the best-known world brands – have placed Ireland at the hub of their European networks because of the combination of winning factors Ireland offers. Overseas business and entrepreneurs from abroad find a welcome home in Ireland.

Ireland is well placed as a centre for IP creation & exploitation Tax Rate of 12.5% applies to all corporate trading profits 25% Tax credit can be claimed against RD&I expenditure Tax deductions for capital expenditure on the acquisition of qualifying IP assets

Where business finds its place Foreign Direct Investment is central to Ireland’s

Today, Ireland’s advanced manufacturing

future prosperity. Ireland’s strong pro-business

technologies deliver continuous innovation and

environment results in Ireland being ranked first

sustainable success in high-value manufacturing.

in the 2009 Global Innovation Survey, for Foreign

The focus is on clean-energy operations thriving

Direct Investment, and in the Doing Business

in a smart economy.

2010 Report Ireland is ranked seventh globally as the best place in the world to do business.

There is a good place for your business to prosper. That place is right here, in Ireland.

Ireland’s favourable tax regime and financial support systems for research and development underline the Government’s determination to continually enhance the country’s attractiveness to overseas companies. It is well recognised that ambitious national job creation targets can only be achieved with the active co-operation of a highly skilled workforce allied to world class research, development and innovation (RD&I) facilities.

Abbott Accenture Airtricity Alps Analog Devices Astellas Axa Big Fish Games Boston Scientific Business Objects Cameron Citi Crompton Greaves DePuy

Liebherr Medtronic Merck Microsoft Mitsui Nivalis Novartis PayPal Pfizer Prudential Financial Ranbaxy Roche Sage SAP Satir

Where great brands gather A country is known by the company it keeps. Ireland is home to the very best. Here are some examples of global companies successfully operating in Ireland.

dts Facebook Fujitsu Genzyme Google GlaxoSmithKline Helsinn HSBC IBM Ingersoll Rand Intel Kellogg’s

Shimadzu Siemens Solaris Mobile Sophis Synopsys Takeda Tata Consultancy Services Trend Micro Vodafone Wockhardt Wyeth Zimmer

Where business finds a home

Where people find new purpose

Where innovative technologies thrive

Where smart thinking is encouraged

Where you find positive attitudes to business

Where you find real meaning to life

Is there a good place for your company in Ireland? The aim of IDA Ireland is to continually attract Foreign Direct Investment that is of high value, requires high skill levels and will thrive in a sophisticated business environment. But what is it about Ireland that creates the groundwork for successful implementation of your commercial strategies? The combination that wins out for Ireland time and time again is a pro-business, technologically advanced environment, an attractive corporate tax rate, an educated and talented workforce and a track record of success coupled with the right attitude and ambition of her people. It’s an astute blend of the commercial and the creative. In Ireland you will find flexibility and a determination to be ‘best of breed’ in every aspect of contemporary business life. Our track record speaks for itself, and a bright future beckons.

Where business sectors succeed In Ireland. Where else?

The Pro-Business Environment: Foreign business experts consistently remark on how Ireland is decidedly pro-business and how the legislative and taxation frameworks promote one of the most open and competitive business environments in the developed world. Ireland ranks 4th across the OECD and 2nd in Europe for the proportion of ‘early-stage entrepreneurs’. The Positive Attitudes: Irish people have a decidedly high opinion of entrepreneurs and innovators. Over 85% of our citizens agree that people growing a successful business deserve a high status in the community (compared to an EU average of 69%); while Ireland considerably outperforms the EU average in the areas of skills and innovation. Ireland’s flexibility and the ability to respond quickly and decisively when faced with new challenges are world renowned.

The Investment in RD&I: During the past decade, Ireland’s investment in Research, Development and Innovation has trebled. Around €2.5 billion has been invested during this time with two-thirds of this investment coming from the enterprise sector. The Belief in Business: State-driven economic development, significant investment in higher education, the targeting of Foreign Direct Investment, a low corporation tax, an English-speaking workforce and a close proximity and ease of access to EU markets all combine to underline Ireland’s continuing abilities to ride out economic downturns and position herself for a positive future offering challenging and profitable opportunities.

IDA Ireland is at the forefront of Ireland’s determination to continue to be a global leader in promoting and attracting Foreign Direct Investment. Specifically, IDA focuses on companies involved in: Information and Communications Technologies Life Sciences – Medical Technologies Life Sciences – Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology International Financial & Business Services High value Consumer Products with RD&I emphasis Clean Green Technologies Entertainment & Digital Media Overall, the country is open to new ventures, new innovations, new ways of thinking business and doing business. Over to you.

A pen-picture of ICT The Information and Communications Technologies sector in Ireland attracts global investment, with seven of the world’s top ten companies operating here. Ireland’s ICT sector incorporates the full range of high-tech activities including Research and Development, High-Value Manufacturing, Shared Services, Supply Chain Management, Software Development and Technical Support. The sector operates in areas from computers to chips, telecommunications to software and components to copiers, and benefits from the highest number of science graduates of any EU member state. ICT accounts for €50 billion in Irish exports and this is set to grow as companies take advantage of competitive opportunities and a knowledge-based economy. Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of ICT activity in OECD countries. A snapshot of Life Sciences Life Sciences form a key component of IDA Ireland’s transformation strategy, designed to attract high-value operations and move Ireland further up the value chain. Life Science companies operate in the areas of Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics. The sector employs approximately seventeen -thousand people in a variety of activities. Ever since the 1960s, Ireland has developed a globally significant Life Sciences sector through Foreign Direct Investment. Ireland boasts the leading cluster of Medical Technology industries employing the highest per capita of Medical Technology personnel in Europe. Fifteen of the top twenty-five global companies have a manufacturing base here. Over forty years experience has resulted in a dynamic, well-serviced sector and a globally recognised centre of excellence.

Nine of the top ten global pharmaceutical companies are already located here, and seven of the ten leading pharmaceutical ‘blockbusters’ are produced in Ireland. The future success of Ireland’s biotechnology industry is enhanced by the continuing investment in RD&I and the increasing number of post graduates emerging from educational institutions. International Financial Services More than 250 global financial institutions have established operations in Ireland, with many located in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre. The IFSC was created by the Irish Government in 1987 to drive development of this sector. The IFSC now houses many of the world’s leading financial institutions along with a sophisticated support network including accountancy, legal, actuarial, taxation, regulatory, telecommunications and other services providers. Exciting initiatives in e-banking are being actively developed as the sector gears up to a new era of challenge and change. The Future is Clean Technology Ireland is a 21st-century modern island surrounded by the age-old power of wind and tide. As such, Ireland is a natural environment in which new clean technologies can be developed and the search for renewable energies be rewarded. Ireland’s potential for Clean Technology is enormous and the Government is firmly committed to creating the conditions in which Ireland can become a world leader. Two key areas of focus are Ocean Energy and Wind Energy and a series of supportive measures will be a strong driver of growth. Clear targets have been set and work on major infrastructural initiatives is already under way.

A Focus on Entertainment & Media Ireland’s worldwide reputation for creativity and communication skills finds contemporary outlets in the developing fields of entertainment and media. The sector comprises a number of fast-growing sub-sectors including: Digital Media, Social Networking, Search Engines, Integrated Telecommunications, Electronic Games, Film & TV and Intellectual Property Management & Distribution. IDA Ireland has attracted a diverse range of companies operating within these sectors, persuading them to locate their European and Global operations here. The National Digital Research Centre is located at Dublin’s Digital Hub and provides access to the creative, technological, research and education sectors in the development of digital media products. The Coming of Convergence Convergence is at the heart of Ireland’s Smart Economy. In a world of change, the need for flexibility and adaptability is not limited to the workforce. Corporates also need to demonstrate creativity and willingness to collaborate with other business sectors to create profitable new opportunities. Convergence relates to the worlds of science, engineering, media, healthcare and other disciplines where differing technologies converge to create beneficial new entities. Because of our core strategic industries, Ireland is particularly well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities convergence offers. The Pharmaceutical, BioPharmaceutical, Medical Technology, ICT and the Food industries are sectors that have already adopted convergence strategies and can benefit most from it.

Vibrant RD&I investment Ireland has signed double taxation agreements with 51 countries Pharmaceutical, BioPharmaceutical, Medical Technology, ICT & Food industries represent Ireland’s most important sectors accounting for close on €100 billion per annum in exports

Where special skills apply High-Value Manufacturing (HVM) Moving up the value chain is vital to the future of manufacturing in Ireland. Many companies have already made the move. IDA Ireland is committed to achieving growth in HVM and is now focused on securing FDI in four distinct high-value manufacturing sectors – Capital & Skills Intensive Operations; Production of High Value Products; Pilot or Short Production Runs and Demand Fulfilment Operations. Research Development & Innovation (RD&I) Ireland’s vibrant RD&I sector experienced a 22% increase in Foreign Direct Investment in 2008. Sector growth is being driven by exceptional collaborative efforts by industry, academia, government agencies and regulatory authorities – all backed up by a strong pro-business Government policy.

Global Business Services Companies that are global by nature need a core they can consider as ‘home’ and Ireland is uniquely positioned to deliver on their needs. Today’s Ireland is already a thriving centre for the delivery of Business Services across global business networks as leading companies deploy their Irish Business Service Centres as a key strategic tool, leveraging people and resources around the world to maximise competitive advantage. Team Ireland is already working and now ready to work with you.

“To date our Irish operations have proven their ability to implement additional investments and new activities with great success and without delay. This gives us the assurance that this facility will be constructed and up and running in accordance with our demanding deadlines and the very high standards we require” Dr John T McCubbins Vice President of Global Vaccine manufacturing for Merck & Co., Inc.

Where there are stories to be told _________ Big Fish Everyone wants to play. That’s the modus operandi of Big Fish Games, the world’s leading online destination for interactive entertainment – including downloadable, community and multi-player online games. In 2009, this progressive company chose Ireland as its European Hub, locating in Cork where the new office will focus on multilingual European customer support, games testing and localisation. The company currently distributes more than 1.5 million games per day to customers worldwide through its English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese language portals. Big Fish chose Ireland as its location of choice primarily due to the availability of a highly-skilled multilingual workforce needed for the development of its worldwide business.

_________ Citi Citi is no newcomer to Ireland; the global international conglomerate has operated successfully here since 1966. In fact, the Dublin operation located in the International Financial Services Centre represents the third largest CitiGroup facility in Europe, acting as a major transaction hub for the global transactions services (GTS) business of the global corporate and investment bank (GCIB). Citi’s diverse functions incorporate banking, funds servicing and a broad range of other financial services including global securities business. In 2005, Citi Dublin became a Global Centre of Research & Development Excellence challenged with the development of new initiatives for the company’s growing EMEA business. Citi is currently working in collaboration with Irish universities and SMEs and is investing significantly in its next generation of e-banking customer offerings.

_________ Facebook The advent of social network sites has turned the world of interpersonal communication on its head. Facebook is one of the undoubted icon brands in this revolution, with over 175 million worldwide advocates. In 2008, Facebook established its European Hub in Dublin where it plans to manage online operations, sales and online advertising campaign delivery. Dublin will also be the centre for Facebook international operations and will provide a range of online technical, sales and operations support to Facebook customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The arrival of Facebook is a clear validation of the advantages Ireland continues to offer global multinational companies and is an endorsement of the skills and competencies of the Irish to deliver competitive advantages in creative ways.

“The talent pool in Dublin is world class and recruiting local talent will help us better understand the needs of local users and the regional dynamics that, in turn, can give us better insight into what features matter most” Sheryl Sandberg Facebook Chief Operating Officer

Where there are stories to be told _________ Crompton Greaves Crompton Greaves is one of India’s largest private enterprises. The company owns CG Power Systems Ireland Ltd (formerly known as Pauwels Trafo Ireland) in Cavan and Microsol Ltd in Dublin. CG Power Systems Ireland Ltd has grown from a manufacturer of small transformers mainly for utilities in Ireland, the UK and EMEA markets to providing the full range of distribution transformers to the industrial and wind-sector markets. CG Power Systems Ireland Ltd is a fully integrated manufacturing operation with its own sheet-metal, winding, paint, final-assembly and test operations. In line with the expansion of the plant into the higher-value larger transformers sector, it expanded its business functions to include design and R&D, logistics and IP management. Microsol Ltd supplies state-of-the-art information and control technology and services to power utility companies to manage and optimise their transmission and distribution electricity networks. Microsol Ltd undertakes RD&I of electronic control and monitoring instruments for use in electricity substations.

_________ GSK GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. In Ireland since 1974, GSK has manufacturing, RD&I and European trading operations in Cork, manufacturing operations in Waterford and Sligo, and sales and marketing functions in Dublin. The Cork plant is a strategic new product introduction site within the GSK global network. RD&I activities include the establishment of a groundbreaking project into gastrointestinal diseases in collaboration with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in University College Cork, jointly supported by IDA Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland and an RD&I Programme for Alzheimer’s disease with the Trinity Institute of Neuroscience and National University Galway.

_________ Helsinn Helsinn is a privately owned, Swiss-based pharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of highly potent compounds with strong RD&I and production capabilities. Its core business is the in-licensing of late-stage pharmaceutical compounds in therapeutic niche areas for development and subsequent commercial manufacture and distribution. The company is primarily active in oncology supportive care, anti-inflammatory and gastrointestinal treatments. In Dublin, Helsinn has recently established a centre of excellence in Research and Development for Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) as part of its strategic decision to strengthen its in-house development capability. This investment will establish the Irish operation as the centre of knowledge and learning for OSD products in the Helsinn Group, and will become the launch site for new products within its portfolio, placing it centre stage in the company’s ongoing RD&I processes.

_________ Microsoft Microsoft Corporation is the largest software company in the world. Microsoft first invested in Ireland in 1985 creating 100 jobs in a manufacturing facility. Microsoft Ireland has since evolved into one of the corporation’s largest operation centres in the world, employing 1,800 people at its Dublin campus. Microsoft has three local divisions - Microsoft EMEA Operations Centre (EOC), Microsoft European Development Centre _________ (EDC) and Microsoft Sales, Marketing & Services IBM Group (SMG) which support Microsoft’s business IBM enjoys a distinguished reputation in Ireland, across Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2007, having originally established here in 1956 as one Microsoft Corporation chose Ireland as the location of the first major multinationals. Ranked among the world’s leading providers of advanced information for its new €500 million EMEA Data Centre. technology and services, IBM in Ireland has evolved This centre will host its new platform for Microsoft’s Software & Services strategy and its first Cloud to become a strategic hub in the company’s global Computing Services Centre for customers across operations. Among IBM Ireland’s service offerings Europe and the Middle East. The skill levels and are several high-value strategic missions including fundamental research, software engineering, supply business acumen of the local management and operations team was instrumental in winning this chain management, pan-European telesales, significant investment for Ireland. pan-European technical support services, an international data centre and an international _________ treasury centre. Recent initiatives include the Prudential Financial establishment of a European Cloud Computing Prudential Financial is one of the largest Centre and collaborative research projects with financial services companies in the US and is a Irish universities. IBM Ireland currently employs long -established provider of life insurance and over 3,500 people. asset management services. Its Irish operation, Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited, is a software _________ and business solutions centre based in Letterkenny, Intel Co. Donegal. The company’s global parent is Intel is the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker and has a 75% share of the microprocessor Prudential, a veteran provider of life insurance and asset management services. Pramerica’s market. The company’s key credo is ‘innovate Irish operation is primarily dedicated to the or die’ and it continually lives up to its mission statement. In Ireland, Intel’s most recent innovation re-engineering, development and maintenance of leading-edge technology-based solutions to was the establishment of the headquarters of support the administration and marketing of Innovation Labs Europe, home to research and financial services products. The Pramerica Call development of applications in a wide variety of Centre, also based in Donegal, has significantly cutting-edge technologies including peer-to-peer developed into a multi-customer, multi-skilled networks, digital health, mobility solutions and educational deployment systems. Intel Ireland has operation embracing dedicated policy response mechanisms and a sophisticated customer service. grown in mega proportions from its establishment in 1989. Intel is a major employer and a substantial _________ user of Irish-generated supplier services and Rottapharm products. It is also one of Ireland’s primary Rottapharm/Madaus Group discovers, develops, exporter companies with overseas sales in and commercialises products for the treatment excess of $2 billion annually. of anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, bone metabolism, menopausal and gastro-intestinal _________ disorders. Rottapharm’s Irish venture in Mulhuddart, Merck Co. Dublin was first established in 1999. Here, Merck & Co., Inc. is a global healthcare company ranked no. 8 in the world for pharmaceutical sales. the company primarily manufactures a range of Merck’s driving ambition is to continually discover, capsule, sachet and tablet forms of the company’s leading product DONA® (the original glucosamine develop and market vaccines and medicines to address unanswered medical needs. Merck Ireland sulphate), which is the drug of first choice to be was established in 1976 in Co. Tipperary where the administered in the treatment of osteoarthritis. company has a large-scale facility producing active Rottapharm also manufactures active pharmaceutical pharmaceutical ingredients for use in other Merck ingredients (API) for DONA® and Bromelain tablets, an anti-inflammatory product. The Irish plants worldwide, excluding the US. In addition a newly constructed RD&I and market launch facility operation also has group responsibility for some will develop and produce newly approved drugs in global logistics and regulatory affairs activities. In a recent significant expansion of its Irish operation, solid dosage tablet and capsule format. A new Rottapharm has announced a major investment facility under construction in Carlow will develop in operating capacity and an associated increase and manufacture new and existing vaccines for in employment. world markets.

_________ Satir Satir is the operational name of the Guangzhou SAT Infrared Technology Company and is the leading civilian thermal-imaging system manufacturer in China. Satir focuses on developing, producing and marketing infrared cameras for industry. In 2008, Satir chose Ireland as their first European operational base, locating in Dundalk where their main objective is the assembly and testing of the SAT series of thermal-imaging cameras. There is a potential manufacturing capability of up to 10,000 cameras per year. The Irish operation is Satir’s largest outside of China and will become the main hub for Satir’s EMEA business as well as becoming its international purchasing centre. _________ Siemens Siemens is a global company providing products, systems, services and solutions for the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. Active in Ireland for over eighty years, Siemens has been involved in many key infrastructure projects, commencing with the Shannon hydroelectric power scheme in 1926. Major projects have included the construction of many of Ireland’s power plants, large-scale transportation solutions and the introduction of the most up-to-date medical imaging systems to Ireland’s hospitals. The company employs over 1,000 highly skilled people in Ireland. Siemens – with its cross-sector portfolio, technological leadership and strong local presence – is well positioned to provide the solutions needed to meet the requirements of tomorrow’s Ireland. The company’s innovative and future-proof solutions generate competitive advantages for its customers and lay the basis for profitable growth. _________ Takeda Takeda Ireland is a fully owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. Takeda Ireland was established in 1997 as a manufacturing base supplying worldwide markets with Takeda leadingedge products. The first manufacturing plant was completed, manufacturing of newly launched products commenced in 1999 and successive expansions have been introduced ever since. In 2009, Takeda Ireland opened its state-of-the-art Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredient (API) manufacturing facility at Grange Castle, Clondalkin, Dublin. This new multiproduct plant combined with the existing finished product operation in Bray, Co. Wicklow, will form the overseas manufacturing base for Takeda’s strategic products with integrated facilities covering the complete process from active ingredient through to final solid oral dosage product.

Working with you Where everything comes together

Funding & Incentives

Working with others

IDA Ireland is Ireland’s inward investment promotion A range of services and incentives, including

IDA works in collaboration with other State

agency. The agency works with foreign companies

funding and grants, are available to those

agencies such as Science Foundation Ireland (SFI),

to secure new investment and collaborates with

considering FDI to Ireland. IDA Ireland continues

Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) and Enterprise

existing foreign investors in Ireland to help expand

to work with investors once in Ireland to encourage

Ireland (EI) to coordinate developments in Foreign

and develop their businesses.

and assist in expanding and developing their

Direct Investment.

businesses. Business Parks

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You will want the best for your company, and that

IDA Ireland can assist you during the process

includes finding the right location. IDA Ireland’s

in many ways via our broad range of services:

strategy has focused on increasing the local potential - Provide information and statistics on key

for winning Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) through business sectors and locations within Ireland a national programme of strategic investment in

- Assist in setting up a business in Ireland

critical infrastructure, properties and large sites

- Introduce potential investors to local industry,

in urban and rural areas throughout the country.

government, service providers and research

In order to drive development in the regions, the

and educational institutions

National Spatial Strategy proposes that areas of

- Offer advice on property solutions for

sufficient scale and critical mass will be created

international investors

through a network of gateways and hubs. All of Ireland’s locations have benefited from overseas investment and IDA Ireland is on hand to guide your company through to a proper consideration of where the best place is for you.

or contact any IDA Ireland office.

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ASIA-PACIFIC Australia Ireland House Suite 2601, Level 26 1 Market Street Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: +61 2 9273 8524 Fax: +61 2 9273 8527 China Suite 655 Shanghai Centre 1376 Nanjing Road West Shanghai 200040 Tel: +86 21 6279 8500 Fax: +86 21 6279 8505 India 501, 5th Floor Blue Wave Building B/h Kuber Complex Off Oshiwara Link Road Andheri (West) Mumbai-400 053 Tel: +91-22-42178900 Fax: +91-22-42178999 Japan Ireland House 2F 2-10-7 Kojimachi Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 102-0083 Tel: +81 3 3262 7621 Fax: +81 3 3261 4239

Korea 13th Floor Leema B/D 146-1 Susong-dong, Jongro-ku Seoul 110-755 Tel: +82 2 755 4767/8 Fax: +82 2 757 3969 Taiwan 7FL-12, No.41 Nanking W. Road Taipei 103 Taiwan Tel: +886 2 2552 6101 Fax: +886 2 2550 7220

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