CBE, the retail and hospitality software company, has announced the creation of 25 new jobs in Mayo.
Set up in 1980 by Gerard Concannon and his wife, Catherine, the company develops and supplies electronic point-of-sale (EPoS) solutions for the retail and hospitality sectors.
CBE has grown to become one of the largest EPoS providers in Europe.
“Both the retail and hospitality sectors are undergoing a significant transformation, embracing innovative technology,” said Gearóid Concannon, CBE’s managing director.
“Innovation through continuous research and development has been the cornerstone of our business, and it is through this that we have increased our market share in Ireland and significantly grown in our export markets, year on year.”
As part of the current expansion, Enterprise Ireland is supporting the recruitment of the new positions in the company and working with it on a joint R&D project to integrate a number of software solutions, to enhance the company’s product offering.
CBE plans to support installations in broader regions, including mainland Europe, the Nordics, Canada, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
Following market research, with the support of Enterprise Ireland, the company is preparing to build on its presence in the UK and expand into new markets within the Eurozone.
“Retail is a fast-moving business, and the methods of payment at the point of sale are evolving continually,” said Anne Lanigan, divisional manager, technology and services, Enterprise Ireland.
“CBE is at the forefront of this innovation, developing solutions to meet the ever-changing demands of their customers.”
The news was also welcomed by the Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Dara Calleary, who attended the announcement in Mayo last week.
“Today’s announcement – that CBE will undergo further expansion, creating high-quality skilled jobs here in the west of Ireland – is very welcome,” said Minister Calleary.
“CBE is an Irish company that has experienced impressive growth, developing and supplying EPoS solutions on a global scale, and the announcement today – of 25 new jobs based here, in Claremorris – shows that Ireland is to the forefront of development and innovation in the digital software solutions space.”