US library technology company Innovative is to double its workforce in at its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin to 50 by the end of 2015.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative is a global provider of integrated library management and automation software.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD met with the company’s CEO Kim Massana on his recent marketing business trip to the US with IDA Ireland.

“We have had a very positive experience of the business environment in Ireland since we first set up our EMEA headquarters in Dublin in August 2012,” said Massana.

“Dublin has a rich talent pool and we have been able to recruit an exceptionally skilled and multi-lingual staff to serve our customers throughout Europe – our current staff of 25 is fluent in 15 languages.  This is a real advantage to a global company like Innovative that serves libraries in more than 60 countries.”