£18 million Fujitsu investment will create over 400 new jobs

Jun 06, 2007

Economy Minister Nigel Dodds today announced an £18 million investment by Fujitsu Services which will create over 400 new jobs in Londonderry and Belfast.

With £5.65 million of support from Invest Northern Ireland, Fujitsu Services - one of Europe’s leading IT services companies - will establish a Managed IT Services Centre of Excellence at Timber Quay in Londonderry, creating 328 new high quality jobs.

The new Fujitsu facility will deliver managed IT services into Fujitsu’s growing European customer base. A further 74 jobs are to be created at the company’s existing facilities in Belfast with the entire project delivering in excess of £24 million into the local economy over the first three years.

Making the announcement, the Minister said: “Fujitsu is a major global company and its decision to establish a new Managed IT Services Centre in the North West represents a major economic boost to the area. Complemented by an expansion at its existing Belfast location, this landmark project, supported by Invest NI, demonstrates the strength and skill of the talent pool across Northern Ireland and reinforces how local skills can be a key factor in securing and retaining high quality international investment.

“In addition, Fujitsu’s decision to locate the major element of this project in Londonderry clearly demonstrates the benefits of a vibrant private sector office market in the North West and the potential that exists for similar developments across Northern Ireland.”

David Courtley CEO of Fujitsu Services said: “This is a significant step for Fujitsu and Northern Ireland, and builds on over 30 years of working and investing in the area. Derry has an advanced local infrastructure, the availability of an IT focused labour market and a very close proximity to the UK/European marketplace which made it an ideal choice. The jobs being created at the new Centre of Excellence will encompass a broad spectrum of specialist hi-quality IT services roles.”

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