Today AMAX announced the grand opening of its European manufacturing facility at Western Business Park in Shannon, Ireland. The AMAX Ireland location will serve as the European manufacturing facility for AMAX’s x86-based server and rack solutions as well as a logistics hub, joining AMAX’s headquarters in Fremont, CA in the U.S. as well as its multiple China facilities to create a comprehensive global footprint. The facility will provide a hundred jobs over the next five years in production, warehousing, finance and sales in the local community. The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The Ireland facility significantly expands our ability, capacity and network throughout the EMEA region to meet the demands of our customers,” said Jean Shih, President, AMAX. “With the opening of this new site combined with our existing offices and facilities worldwide, we demonstrate how AMAX is actively expanding its capacity and services to support its businesses and customers around the globe.”
The purpose of the AMAX Ireland facility is to better serve AMAX’s European and global enterprise customer base with local manufacturing to produce expedited production and logistics turnaround. The facility was designed to parallel AMAX’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and production lines in its Silicon Valley headquarters, and will feature the same level of industry-leading engineering and automation, as well as the same comprehensive test processes to achieve the highest standard of quality. Along with manufacturing AMAX’s award-winning cloud, big data, HPC and full-service integration of on-premise server appliance solutions, the opening of AMAX Ireland will bring the manufacturing OCP (Open Compute) platforms to EMEA, allowing European enterprises to take advantage of the revolutionary data center technology utilized by Facebook to achieve the ultimate in operational efficiency and business agility.
Minister for Business & Employment, Ged Nash TD, said, “Today’s announcement by AMAX is fantastic news for Shannon and the greater Limerick and Clare areas. This new facility will bring a very welcome jobs boost to the region and is a real vote of confidence in the Shannon area and the calibre of the workforce available here. AMAX’s decision to base their European manufacturing facility in Shannon shows the potential for Ireland to attract high quality manufacturing to the regions.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland also welcomed the announcement, saying: “It is great news that a global company of the calibre of AMAX has decided to locate its European manufacturing facility in Shannon, especially as it is their first European manufacturing facility and is creating a hundred jobs. There is huge growth potential in the whole ICT sector with demand from multiple industry spheres for cloud, big data applications and high performance computing. I see a bright future for this company here in Shannon.”
AMAX’s worldwide locations include headquarters in Fremont, CA and offices in Texas to serve North America as well as Suzhou and Shanghai offices to support the APAC regions. Beyond its technology solutions, AMAX offers a comprehensive menu of services including engineering solution design, global logistics & certification support, and the ability to build and ship fully custom-branded server-to-rack level appliance solutions for its customers globally. The new AMAX Ireland location allows AMAX to extend these same technologies and services to the EMEA market, bringing Silicon Valley innovation to the doorstep of the European continent.