Apple opens testing lab in Ireland

Apple is strengthening its presence in Ireland by opening a test laboratory at its Hollyhill site in Cork. This new engineering center is responsible for testing Apple products for the whole of Europe. It is only the third such center in the world for the manufacturer.

Entrance to the Apple campus in Cork. Apple picture.

“The purpose of this facility is to ensure that the products are flawless, have the best durability and the best performance. The lab team will test and analyze the full line of Apple products.”said Cathy Kearney, in charge of European operations, at theIrish Examiner. The investment amounts to tens of millions of euros.

For Cathy Kearney, “it is the logical continuation of all the investments of recent years [en Irlande]. » Apple employs more than 6,000 people in total in Cork, where the European AppleCare center and a major logistics center are located, among other things.

Apple celebrates 40 years of its Irish site in Cork

Apple celebrates 40 years of its Irish site in Cork

In 2019, Apple also set up an artificial intelligence research center in the southern Irish city comprising 680 people from 20 different nationalities. “There really is an uphill struggle to recruit high-tech specialistsnotes the vice-president of Apple. I think we’re doing well with our brand, but it’s taking longer. You really have to invest a lot of time and energy [pour attirer de nouveaux employés]. »

The opening of this new test laboratory coincides with the return to the office, up to three days a week, of thousands of employees on the site.


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