Apple has opened a new multi-million euro engineering and test facility at its campus in Hollyhill in a significant addition to its operations in Cork, Ireland, reports The Irish Times.
Located in the former Banta warehouse complex which Apple acquired in 2020, it will test and analyze Apple products and is only the third such site in the world operated by the tech giant, the article adds.
The warehouse is located close to Apple’s existing campus at Hollyhill; it previously produced hard disk drives and computer manuals and documentation.
Between 2012 and 2018, the Cupertino, California-based company — Cork’s largest private employer — invested nearly €220 million to develop the Hollyhill campus and, in 2018, expanded again with a new building that provides space for 1,400 employees. Cork is also home of Apple’s only self-owned factory, which builds custom-ordered iMacs for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.