Athlone-based tech company Sidero announces merger completion

Sidero, an Athlone-based engineering services and cloud-native software development company with deep technology specialisation in the Communications vertical has announced its merger completion with international tech company GlobalLogic and will now operate as GlobalLogic (a Hitachi Group Company) in Ireland following its acquisition by the digital engineering leader in July 2023.

As a result of the merger, the combined strengths of the newly integrated companies bolster GlobalLogic’s capabilities across dynamic communications technologies such as Radio Access Networks (RAN), Self-Optimising Networks (SON), Cloud, and Agile development practices, a clear complement to GlobalLogic’s deep engineering portfolio.

Fifteen of GlobalLogic’s top 50 customers have an Irish presence. In particular, the company plans to drive growth in the technology, life sciences, and MedTech sectors in Ireland.

As the use of AI in technology continues to accelerate, GlobalLogic will build on its expertise in the AI space to deliver innovative solutions and services to its customers.

Carmel Owens, CEO of Sidero, said: “We are delighted to spearhead GlobalLogic’s growth strategy in Ireland and the expansion of its European presence. The integration experience has been positive for us and we are optimistic in the growth and opportunities that lie ahead. We look forward to continuing to help our customers succeed with our enhanced expertise and footprint”.

The merger expands GlobalLogic’s European footprint and positions the company as a leader in the Irish tech market, bringing differentiated capabilities and increased value to customers in Ireland and across the globe. It facilitates the creation of innovative technology solutions with 170 employees across the company’s bases in Athlone and Newry.

Mark Farrington, GlobalLogic Group Vice President and General Manager for UK & Ireland said: “We warmly welcome the talented Sidero team into the GlobalLogic family. Our deep roots in communications technology are a perfect complement to Sidero’s expertise and competencies. With our combined strengths, we will bring tremendous value to our mutual clients and further enhance our leadership in this and other highly dynamic verticals”.