STATS European headquarters in Limerick to hire 150 staff
26 June 2018
STATS, the sports data and intelligence company, has officially opened its new offices at Henry Street, in Limerick city centre. Originally announced in October of 2017, the company said it would employ more than 150 full and part-time staff in the city by 2020, making it the largest sports technology business in Ireland.
STATS worked closely with the IDA and SportsTech Ireland in evaluating Ireland, eventually selecting Limerick as its European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) HQ.
Allows it to tap into collaborative education partnerships
Limerick was a natural choice, the company said, as it allows it to tap into collaborative education partnerships with a range of local third-level institutions, while offering access to the ever-expanding technology and science cluster that is transforming Ireland’s midwest.
STATS has appointed Irish sports technology pioneer Gráinne Barry to run the Limerick office as (EMEA) regional operations director.
STATS has been expanding its reach across EMEA over recent years, reinforcing partnerships with leagues, teams, brand and media companies. STATS is at the forefront of sports intelligence, with high-performance teams across football (soccer), basketball, rugby and other sports relying on STATS’ products and solutions to find their winning edge through data.
“Over the past eight months, Gráinne and her team have done an exceptional job getting our production and staff up and running in Limerick,” said Carl Mergele, CEO at STATS.
Committed to driving innovation in team performance, fan experience and live sports data
“STATS is committed to driving innovation in team performance, fan experience and live sports data, and our new EMEA headquarters in Limerick is ideally suited for this. We are thrilled to officially add Limerick to our global footprint, and build a Limerick team that is as passionate about sports and innovation as we are.”
Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, said: “STATS is a global leader in sports intelligence, and it is no surprise that many of the top teams and leagues across a range of sports around the world are clients.
“Limerick with its strong sporting pedigree, technology cluster and links to third level institutions was the natural choice for STATS, and the Mid-West is now home to a large group of Tech companies. This is an example of the success of our commitment under the Regional Action Plans for Jobs to provide quality jobs in regional locations.”
IDA Ireland executive director Mary Buckley said: “Your arrival last October was widely welcomed. I’m pleased to see the great progress made since including collaboration with LIT and UL.
“Limerick and the midwest region is so vibrant right now and that energy, combined with its rich sporting tradition and growing technology and life science clusters, make it an ideal location for STATS to grow. I wish you continued success here.”
STATS recruitment has already begun and aims to place up to 100 full and part-time staff for its Limerick operation by the end of this year. For more information, visit www.stats.com
STATS is the global leader in sports intelligence, operating at the intersection of sports and technology. The world’s most innovative brands, technology companies, leagues and dozens of world championship teams trust STATS to find their winning edge.
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