Fujitsu Services, one of Europe’s leading IT services companies, today announced the creation of 120 jobs in Londonderry and a further 30 in Belfast. This is being made possible with £8.8m of investment from Fujitsu as well as over £2.2m of support from Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI). Fujitsu will establish an Applications Services Centre of Excellence at its Timber Quay site in Londonderry where the majority of the jobs will be based.
This is the third investment Fujitsu Services has made in Northern Ireland in the last 18 months. The first, an £18 million investment in June 2007, created 402 jobs in Managed IT operations in Derry and Belfast, while a £3.2 million expansion of its Centre of Excellence for Oracle created a further 30 jobs in Belfast in August 2007.
The new positions include: customer solution architects to design IT solutions for clients; developers and specialist business and technical support professionals. These roles will support ongoing work for a wide range of customers - including a major government department - using one of the largest Oracle eBusiness Suite implementations in the world.
Leslie Morrison, Invest NI chief executive said, “The fact that this is Fujitsu’s third project in only 18 months sends out a strong message that this region has the infrastructure and skills to secure high-value investment from global companies. Following last week’s USNI investment conference, this is further evidence of the confidence international companies have in Northern Ireland as a premier investment location.”
Fujitsu Services’ Michael Crow, head of application services said, “This investment reflects Fujitsu’s confidence in its Northern Ireland operations and in the region’s ability to deliver the skills and the work ethic that have made our experience here so positive. This new centre of excellence will play an important role in rolling out our strategy of developing innovative delivery channels based on a global model.”
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