DUBLIN, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Online car parts retailer, MicksGarage, creates 65 new Irish jobs with the expansion of their online enterprise.
A €2.3 million injection into the Irish e-commerce industry has been made by online car parts retailer, MicksGarage, who opened their new headquarters in Dublin last week. The 32,000 sq ft facility was opened by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. At the official opening, MicksGarage announced that the expansion of their operations will generate 65 new Irish jobs.
This announcement demonstrates further growth in the digital industry in Ireland. This high-value growth industry has already labelled Ireland as a leader in online expertise, with digital giants such as Google and Facebook having already located their European headquarters here. MicksGarage are currently looking for new recruits to join their expanding workforce including: Web Developers, Web Designers, PPC Online Marketing Specialists and Customer Care representatives.
This expansion demonstrates how more and more businesses that would have traditionally been offline are moving into the digital arena. The car parts trade was originally channelled through local service garages and print advertisements, but the rise of the internet offered new opportunities for online trading. MicksGarage was founded in 2004 by Irish brothers Michael and Ciaran Crean. They have gradually built their enterprise into one of the leading suppliers of online car parts to Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. They currently stock over 1.5 million car parts and accessories on their online store.
The €2.3 million expansion will include the development of geo-specific websites to cater for local markets in France, Germany and Sweden, with further plans to target the Australian market.
At the launch of the new HQ, Prime Minister Enda Kenny described MicksGarage as being "a multi-million euro e-commerce portal which competes with the very best across the world". Enda Kenny said the Irish government encourages Irish businesses to develop a digital presence: "Getting Irish businesses online is a key part of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs and it's hugely encouraging to see an indigenous e-commerce company like MicksGarage.com demonstrate the capacity to expand and develop its business throughout the world."
Michael Crean, Head of Online and Technology Director, MicksGarage, said: "We've witnessed a phenomenal growth in sales in recent years as more consumers have switched to the internet for their car parts and accessories. Currently we are launching localised websites for France, Germany and Sweden, markets which already bring significant revenue for our business. We're also expanding our customer service support to a seven day 7am - 11pm timeframe, which will help to capitalise on our pan-European websites and expand our UK and Irish sales."
For more information contact Ciaran Crean: +353-086-8317721 | http://www.micksgarage.com
SOURCE Micks Garage