Apple celebrating 40 years in Cork, Ireland
Apple today is celebrating the 40th year of its Cork, Ireland campus, posting throwbacks to when the site first opened in 1980.
Apple expanded its operations in Ireland with the opening of a single manufacturing facility, which employed 60 staff. Cork also serves as Apple’s European headquarters, employing 6,000 people, with the manufacturing facility now joined by teams on-campus part of AppleCare, Operations, Logistics, and other business functions.
“The Cork campus is more than a place — we’re a family,” says Cathy Kearney, Apple’s vice president of European Operations. “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 honoured to work with such a talented, diverse, and compassionate team every day.”
Today Apple celebrates 40 years in Ireland! The spirit, imagination and diversity of our Cork campus has long made it a home away from home. Over the years, our Cork team has grown to over 6,000 talented and passionate people, and the best is yet to come! https://t.co/LYQxnYS06F
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 17, 2020
Apple CEO Tim Cook honoured the anniversary by saying the “best is yet to come!”
“Today Apple celebrates 40 years in Ireland,” said Cook. “The spirit, imagination and diversity of our Cork campus has long made it a home away from home. Over the years, our Cork team has grown to over 6,000 talented and passionate people, and the best is yet to come!”