Potential jobs boost for Castlebar, as acquisition of CloudStrong by Dublin company Arkphire is announced

Posted in Connect on November 14, 2018.


Mayo County Council welcomes the announcement of the acquisition of CloudStrong, the Castlebar based specialist cloud solution provider, by consulting and managed-services firm Arkphire.

Founded in 2011, CloudStrong currently employs 12 people in Castlebar and provides cloud consultancy services and solutions to the small and medium sized enterprise market.

Speaking of this new development in the local enterprise sector John Magee Head of LEO Mayo stated “We are delighted to learn of the acquisition of local company Cloudstrong by Arkphire. The new deal will likely see a period of investment in the Castlebar operation and has the potential to lead to significant job creation, which would further boost the local economy”

“Mayo is a fantastic location from which to start, scale and sustain a business and this development shows what is possible. Our quality of life factors makes Mayo a highly desirable place to live and I’m confident that Arkphire will attract and retain a high-quality workforce here. We look forward to seeing Arkphire grow their operation and will continue to play our role in supporting further technology start-ups in Mayo

Arkphire’s headquarters resides in Sandyford and currently employs over 90 people across its various divisions providing a range of IT services. The company said it is on track to become a €100m business this year, providing a full range of technology solutions from the desktop to the data centre and the acquisition of CloudStrong is a key element in the achievement of this objective.

Paschal Naylor, Arkphire’s CEO, said the two companies have had a very effective working relationship going back many years says, “The acquisition formalises this relationship, I am very confident and look forward to building out a really effective cloud technology team from our new hub in the West and providing new career opportunities for people wanting to live in the region“.

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