Taoiseach Enda Kenny today marked the official establishment of Xtralis in Ireland. The company will locate all of its headquarter functions in Ireland and hopes to employ 50 people through the further growth of its operations here.
The company has customers in more than 100 countries and serves over 50,000 customer sites through a worldwide network of more than 400 certified partners. Xtralis operates R&D facilities in Australia, Belgium, China, Jordan, Switzerland, UK, and USA and has Sales offices around the world.
Speaking at the event, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said:
Xtralis decided to establish its global headquarters in Ireland because it recognised our pro-business environment, our talented workforce and the determination of this government to create the climate for enterprise to flourish. The Government is working hard to make Ireland the best small country in the world for business. Xtralis is a company which has put Research & Development at the core of its business and has the potential to further grow its operations in Ireland.
Mr. Samir Samhouri, Chairman and CEO of Xtralis, said:
Our company had decided to locate its global headquarters another European country when I met the Taoiseach at a reception during his official visit to Boston last February. I was very impressed with his commitment to making Ireland ‘the best small country in the world to do business.’ It convinced me that we had to look at Ireland and it quickly became clear that the country had much to offer as a location. IDA Ireland provided excellent guidance and was invaluable in helping us to get our operations established quickly here.