170 new jobs created at Shannon Free Zone
15 April 2011 13:55
170 new jobs have been created by two companies at Shannon Free Zone in Co. Clare. ZAGG International Distribution Ltd and CREGG Logistics will create the jobs. The companies will design and manufacture protective coverings for mobile phones and other hand held devices.
Announcing the jobs, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said, “Today’s announcement is great news for Shannon and great news for Ireland. The decision by these two companies to announce 170 jobs today is a massive vote of confidence in the region and the Irish economy. I know the company was considering other locations for this investment, and I commend Shannon Development for their work on this project."
Government does not create jobs: businesses like ZAGG and CREGG do, but government’s role is to create an environment in which companies like these and others can grow. I am developing plans to achieve growth in the economy and to create and protect jobs through reducing costs for business, improving access to finance, and in innovation and R&D. I will be pushing for these measures to be included in the Jobs Initiative at the end of May, and I have also started to develop an ambitious long-term strategy to reform the Irish economy and create real, enterprise-based growth again."
ZAGG International Distribution Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZAGG Inc., an American company headquartered in Utah, will create 40 new jobs (over five years) at Shannon Free Zone. The new Company will carry out the sales & marketing, product design and administrative activities of the European expansion of ZAGG’s business.