23 May 2016
By Bryan Smyth
Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed the fact that Michael Dell of Dell and EMC Chief Executive David Goulden visited the EMC operation in Cork last Friday and said it shows just how important a role Cork is playing in their global operations.
The visit follows the $67 billion merger earlier this year of the two tech giants, Dell and EMC. Staff have already been reassured by management that there were no plans for lay-offs from the 1,900 staff in Cork. Speaking after the visit the Ireland South MEP sited the previous visit of Tim Cook of Apple and described both visits as testament to the fact that Cork is a leading location when it comes to the tech sector.
“Michael Dells visit to Cork follows the visit of Tim Cook of Apple recently and it shows the high esteem that global tech leaders hold Cork in. These tech giants have busy schedules and their presence in Cork reflects the fact that Cork is an important player in the global tech scene.
“Cork has consistently attracted many of the world’s largest companies to locate within the region and is now home to global market leaders in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, ICT, biotechnology, professional services and international financial services.
“It is incumbent on us to continue to create the conditions for companies like EMC and Apple to thrive and grow in Cork so that we can continue to create more high value jobs in Cork.