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Teknicor

Teknicor

Teknicor, ICBA Patron Member is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, data protection and managed cloud solutions, has announced their expansion into the UK and Ireland. Their international presence now consists of offices in Toronto, Boston, London, Dublin and San Juan. A recipient of numerous Dell EMC partner of the year awards (2014 to 2017), Teknicor has experienced tremendous growth in the US and Canada since their founding more than a decade ago. This growth has been driven by a relentless focus on helping clients reduce risk, complexity and cost while increasing agility Teknicor’s rapid growth has been carefully managed alongside a continuous investment in resources and capabilities. Teknicor is particularly impressed with the business environment, talent pool and efforts of the IDA in Ireland and is looking to employ 70-100 engineers in its Dublin office over the next three years.

Teknicor Announces Expansion into Ireland

Teknicor, ICBA Patron Member is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, data protection and managed cloud solutions, has announced their expansion into the UK and Ireland. Their international presence now consists of offices in Toronto, Boston, London, Dublin and San Juan.

A recipient of numerous Dell EMC partner of the year awards (2014 to 2017), Teknicor has experienced tremendous growth in the US and Canada since their founding more than a decade ago. This growth has been driven by a relentless focus on helping clients reduce risk, complexity and cost while increasing agility through best-of-breed technology. Teknicor has established a reputation for unmatched, end-to-end execution, reflected in industry-leading customer satisfaction, customer reference and employee retention rates.

“We’re entering the EMEA market in close partnership with our best-of-breed partner, Dell EMC”, notes CEO Alan Fullerton. “There’s a pent up demand for the tightly aligned solution we offer together and an immediate opportunity to leverage Teknicor’s specialized teams in data protection (across all industries) and healthcare. We’re seeing a lot of interest in managed cloud solutions, especially from healthcare providers looking to host HIS applications.”

Teknicor’s rapid growth has been carefully managed alongside a continuous investment in resources and capabilities. Mr. Fullerton emphasizes that “We only expand into new markets when we’re absolutely sure that we’ve made the significant investments necessary in all of the regions we serve. This breadth and depth of investment is vital to the execution excellence our clients have come to expect for their domestic and global operations.”

Teknicor is particularly impressed with the business environment, talent pool and efforts of the IDA in Ireland and is looking to employ 70-100 engineers in its Dublin office over the next three years.

IDA opens new Canada Office in Toronto

IDA Ireland has announced the opening of a new Canada Office in Toronto.

Further evidence of trade relations between our two countries continues to increase.

IDA Ireland End of Year Results 2017

IDA Ireland

PressReader Opens New Offices

ICBA Member, Canadian company PressReader officially opened its new offices in Dublin on 16th November and will continue to grow its Irish workforce to 65.

PressReader is a global platform that allows people to read, share and talk about stories from over 7,000 top-quality publications online or via an app. It has seven million monthly active users worldwide. (more…)

New Irish Consulate in Vancouver

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., announced today that Ireland will open a new Irish Consulate in Vancouver to serve Western Canada.

This marks the first expansion of Ireland’s residential diplomatic presence in Canada since the opening of the original Mission in Ottawa in 1939. (more…)

Ireland Canada Business Association responds to Brexit

Speaking following the result of the Brexit referendum in the UK, Garrett Monaghan, Chair of the Ireland Canada Business Association, stated:

Garrett Monaghan, ICBA Chair"The UK electorate’s democratic vote to leave the EU is a decision that will have inevitable consequences and implications for Ireland’s trading relationship with the UK and Canada. Although the pace at which the UK initiates and completes political negotiations remains to be seen, we believe Ireland will regardless continue to prioritise  growth, stability and certainty with the UK.  The ICBA believes and fully expects that Irish business and Government agencies have a common interest in working together to preserve and enhance Ireland’s critical historic, political and cultural ties with the UK.

Ireland’s role and offering to Canadian and international companies as a gateway to the EU single market remains unchanged. Ireland’s hard won and well-established reputation for winning and maintaining  foreign direct  investment will be critically important in the coming months once the terms of Brexit become clearer."

The strong trade relationship between Ireland and Canada is reflected in the impressive €2.75 billion of annual trade between Ireland and Canada in 2015. This includes fast-growing exports by innovative Irish companies to Canada and major Canadian investments in Ireland. The forthcoming implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada will further bolster the potential for trade between Ireland and Canada. As Canada’s nearest neighbour to the EU, CETA presents Ireland with substantial opportunity to take the initiative in working with Canadian, international and domestic companies on significantly liberalised cross Atlantic trade. While indigenous Irish company exports to Canada have grown by over 250% in the last five years and currently stand at €185 million, it has been predicted that CETA will result in a €250m increase in Irish exports per annum.

The ICBA is committed to assisting our members in their bilateral investment and trade between Canada and Ireland . The ICBA has worked over the last 40 years to promote member views and protect their transatlantic businesses.

Shell sells its 45% stake in Corrib Gas Field

Shell has sold its 45 per cent stake in the Corrib gas field to a unit of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Energy giant Shell has sold its 45 per cent stake in the Corrib gas field to a unit of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a deal worth as little as $947 million (€830 million), resulting in about a billion euro of losses following a decade-and-a-half of heavy investment in the controversial project. (more…)

Tanaiste, Frances Fitzgerald with Justin Trudeau

Speech by the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD  with Prime Minister Trudeau

“Our citizens have a long and close history together. Most of all, Ireland and Canada are connected through our shared values.”
Prime Minister Trudeau , Dublin 4th July 2017

ICBA Vice Chair Deirdre Giblin of NCI met Prime Minister Trudeau in a round table discussion hosted by An Tanaiste.

The work performed by ICBA in highlighting the opportunities that CETA will generate was applauded. The Prime Minister earlier in the day commented that:

“CETA will give Canadian and Irish businesses greater access to each other's markets; it will deliver stronger economic growth - the kind that benefits all citizens.

It will create more good, well-paying jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. Like Ireland, Canada is very much looking forward to the agreement coming into force."

The Tanaiste's Speech

Prime Minister Trudeau, Ladies and Gentlemen.

I extend a warm welcome to you Prime Minister and to you all here today

Ireland has a lot of connections with Canada.

Personal connections.

Family connections.

Business connections.

(more…)