MessageBird, the Dutch cloud communications platform company, is expanding its European operations with a new office in Dublin. 

The new office will employ up to 50 people over the next two years. The Dublin-based staff will focus on sales and support for MessageBird's growing European customer base. 

The Dublin office is the company's fourth office in Europe, and its eighth office worldwide. 

MessageBird's clients include Lufthansa Airlines, Hugo Boss, Rituals Cosmetics, Google and SAP as well as startups such as Hello Fresh, SuitSupply and Uber.

It employs nearly 250 people in offices in Amsterdam, San Francisco, London, Hamburg, Sydney, Shanghai, Singapore and now Dublin.

"As our enterprise customer base across Europe has more than doubled in the last 18 months, we're excited to add additional resources in Dublin to meet this growing demand," said Roberto Marzo, Vice President of Sales Strategy and Business Operations for MessageBird.  

"Dublin's thriving tech startup scene, and its highly skilled labour pool, make it an ideal location for MessageBird to further spread its wings in Europe," Mr Marzo added. 

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys said the move to Dublin by MessageBird is a reflection of the country's attractiveness for companies in the ICT sector. 

"We have the skills and talent pool available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland," the Minister added. 

Mary Buckley, IDA Ireland's Executive Director, said that international companies continue to be attracted to Ireland due to the ease of access to a talented workforce.

"Dublin is an internationally recognised technology hub where companies, including those like MessageBird, which are scaling their global operations at a rapid pace, can set up quickly and efficiently as they serve their expanding customer base internationally," Mary Buckley said.