Dublin-based agri-food tech firm Emydex Technology has signed a deal with the Meat Corporation (MeatCo) of Namibia, in Africa, to provide it with software systems.
The Irish firm develops and exports factory floor data capture, production reporting and traceability software systems to leading meat and processing firms across the globe.
The new two-year contract, worth €300,000, will involve six different MeatCo sites and has helped drive increases in Emydex’s workforce, which is expected to almost double from its current 22 employees. Twenty additional staff will be recruited over the next 18 months thanks to the new deal.
David McMahon, chief executive, Emydex Technology, explained the company was benefiting from export-led growth in the agri-food sector.
“Thanks to the solid growth in Irish food exports, there is a corresponding growth in demand for more sophisticated and robust software systems for production management, reporting and traceability.
“Responding to this growing demand, we will be doubling our workforce over the next 18 months, recruiting 20 highly skilled software programmers to work in our three main operating divisions in Dublin. Alongside the country’s reputation for high-quality food processing, Ireland is also becoming better-known for its food processing software capabilities.”
MeatCo is a meat processing and marketing organisation that works on behalf of Namibian farmers.
Source: GlobalMeatnews.com – Georgi Gyton article