Apple enjoys the craic at Apple Cork for 40th anniversary
Apple has published an extensive statement and a selection of rare images – including one f a younger Steve Jobs – to celebrate its 40-year association with Ireland.
What’s the craic?
It was 40-years ago today that Apple first opened for business in Ireland, with just 60 employees. The relationship between Apple and Ireland stretches across decades. The nation and the company have worked together since before Steve Jobs was deposed from the company. Quite clearly and just like U.S. President Elect, Joe Biden, Apple has a long and a deep association in Ireland.
Today, Apple employs 6,000 people at its Cork campus. Cork also serves as Apple’s European headquarters, supporting customers across the continent and beyond. Its campus includes AppleCare, Operations, Logistics, and a variety of other teams staffed by a diverse group of employees representing over 90 nationalities. Ireland is also now Apple’s European HQ.
A family (multinational) business
Cathy Kearney is Apple’s vice president of European Operations and has been with the company in Cork for over 30 years.
“The Cork campus is more than a place — we’re a family,” says Kearney. “And every day, we strive to uphold Apple’s collective values through our work, whether that’s protecting our planet, defending the right to privacy, or making sure education and technology are accessible to everyone. I’m so honored to work with such a talented, diverse, and compassionate team every day.”
You can read more about how the multinational team in Cork feel about working at the company here.
The Cork campus, like all Apple facilities, runs on 100 percent clean energy. It features more than 200 solar thermal panels, and rainwater is harvested from the roof to supply restrooms across the campus. It has also achieved Zero Waste to Landfill, including for its manufacturing facility.
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