Antares Vision the Italian track & trace and smart data management solutions provider for sectors including pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, food & beverage, today announced it is to establish a Software Development Centre in Galway, creating 53 jobs in 5 years in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence.

The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. Founded in 2007, the company is privately owned and headquartered in Travagliato near Brescia, Italy.

The company specialise in Computer Vision Systems where cameras and sensors capture and elaborate images at high speed to identify possible defects on products. Antares Vision designs, produces and installs inspection track and trace systems for security, traceability and regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical sector.

The company’s new Software Development Centre in Galway will have a strategic focus on developing new software tools to enhance capability in Antares Vision system by utilising Deep Learning applied to Computer Vision.

Antares Vision will establish initially at the Galway Technology Centre at Mervue Business Park (Wellpark Rd) and is expected to hire more than 50 employees in 5 years. The new operation will have a mix of roles including junior and senior software developers and researchers. For more information on the roles or to apply go to: [email protected].

Speaking about today’s announcement, Antares Vision’s CEO Emidio Zorzella said: “This step confirms the design of Antares Vision in international growth. Today we are present in a direct way in Italy, Brazil, United States, France, Germany, South Korea and soon in India, furthermore the global coverage involves a network of partners in a capillary way. In Galway, unlike in the past, Antares Vision”, continues Emidio Zorzella, “opens a centre exclusively dedicated to R&D, a further sign of progressive and solid growth. Antares Vision grows together with its resources, with respect and team spirit; it is the people that are the true value of the company, which is confirmed by a low staff turnover of just 1.6%”, concludes the CEO.

Welcoming today’s announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humpreys TD said: “This is a very exciting project for Galway and the West Region and will add to our pool of cutting edge technologies. Antares Vision is creating a centre exclusively dedicated to R&D with over 50 jobs for software developers and researchers over the next five years. I’m confident that you will have no difficulty sourcing the skills you require and I look forward to watching you grow in the coming years”.

Massimo Bonardi, Antares Vision’s Managing and Technical Director said: “The creation of the Software Development Centre in Galway is a crucial part of a strategic business choice of continuous investments, with the aim of being able to provide technologically advanced solutions in line with markets evolution. Galway’s investment will allow Antares Vision to offer to our partners innovative products to expand in new business area”.

IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan said: “I am delighted to welcome Antares Vision to Galway and to Ireland. The addition of a dedicated Software Development Centre in artificial intelligence techniques will be an excellent reference site, both for the West Region and nationally in a key technology area of focus for IDA and our recently launched AI Island value proposition. The jobs being created will greatly benefit the region also. I wish the company every success here in Ireland”.

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