Ireland Israel Business welcomes Wix launch of new Dublin head office

Ireland Israel Business is delighted to welcome Wix to Dublin!

Ireland Israel Business (IIB) was delighted to attend the launch of the new Wix Dublin office and to welcome the Israeli web development giant to Ireland.

Wix, which launched operations at its customer support centre in central Dublin in September 2018 and already employs around 100 staff, offers a cloud-based platform that helps small businesses build their own websites. It is one of Israel’s most successful and profitable publicly-listed tech companies, with over 150 million registered users worldwide.

“We’re thrilled to be joining the thriving technology scene in Dublin,” said Nir Zohar, president and chief operating officer at Wix. The Irish support centre currently assists the company’s customers in multiple languages, including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Russian. According to him, it is the availability of high-quality multilingual talent was a key factor for the company’s decision to set up in Ireland: “The community reception has been wonderful and we have been impressed with the level of talent we’ve seen in recruiting. This multilingual service centre will be a significant addition to our European support efforts and a huge benefit to our customers.”

Welcoming the announcement, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Heather Humphreys T.D., said “I am thrilled by this news and Wix’s decision to establish an office in Dublin. Wix is one of the most popular platforms used by both individuals and businesses to create websites, with over 150 million users worldwide. They will be a great addition to Dublin’s already thriving ICT sector.”

Ireland Israel Business meeting Wix and An Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Israel

Executive Director of IDA Ireland, Mary Buckley also welcomed the news, stating: “Ireland has the youngest population in Europe with a third of the population under 25 years old and almost half the population under the age of 34. Companies such as Wix benefit from the wealth of multilingual talent, with more than 535,000 non-Irish nationals living in Ireland. Wix will service its European customer base from Dublin due to the multilingual and technological skills available here.”

“The growth opportunity Wix sees in Ireland is immense”

“The growth opportunity Wix sees in Ireland is immense,” Mr Zohar said. “With the multiple languages we cater to from this office, our Dublin operation will become a cornerstone of our global support staff.”

Ireland Israel Business is very proud to have assisted Wix throughout the process of establishing a new office in Ireland.

Boaz Inbal, Head of the company’s Innovation Centres division, added that “the support provided by Mattan and Ireland Israel Business was key in convincing Wix to choose Dublin for our newest European office location. Mattan’s extensive network of senior contacts in Irish business and government were invaluable in launching a successful Irish operation. I wholeheartedly recommend his services.”