Two companies - Antares Vision and Keeper Security - have announced the creation of new jobs for Galway and Cork over the next number of years.

Italy's Antares Vision is to establish a software development centre in Galway, which will create 53 jobs over the next five years in the computer vision and Artificial Intelligence fields.

The company specialises in computer vision systems where cameras and sensors capture and elaborate images at high speed to identify possible defects on products in the pharmaceutical sector.

The company's new centre in Galway will focus on developing new software tools to enhance its capabilities.

The project is supported by IDA Ireland.

Massimo Bonardi, the company's managing and technical director, said the creation of the software development centre in Galway is a crucial part of a strategic business choice of continuous investments, with the aim of being able to provide technologically advanced solutions in line with markets evolution. 

"Galway's investment will allow Antares Vision to offer to our partners innovative products to expand in new business area," he added.

Meanwhile, Keeper Security today announced the opening of its first European office in Cork.

Keeper Security is a leading password manager and secure digital vault. 

The new Cork office will employ 50 workers over the next two years and will provide local management, enterprise sales and engineering support for the company's growing EMEA business customer base.

Darren Guccione, CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security said the Cork office will be responsible for adding 20% to the company's total revenue and will provide support to the many businesses that need password and data protection. 

"More than 80% of data breaches are due to weak or poor password management and Keeper Security plans to be the first line of defence to protect thousands of businesses across EMEA over the next several years," he added.

Martin Shanahan, the CEO of IDA Ireland said that Keeper Security adds to the dynamic cluster of cyber security companies choosing to serve their customers in the EMEA market from Ireland.  

"Cork, in particular, already has an established cluster of online security firms in place. The city's tech infrastructure, talent pool and supportive academic network have created a compelling business environment which will continue to attract investment from companies operating in this space," the IDA CEO added.