ACI adds 50 jobs to Limerick operation
17 October 2016 | 0
ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced the opening of its new European data centre in Limerick today.
The state-of-the-art facility will add 50 new jobs on top of ACI’s current team of 100. The company has had a presence in Limerick for 10 years, cultivating strong talent as part of its long-standing internship programme and collaboration with the University of Limerick.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomed the announcement. “This new project, involving the construction of a new data centre in Limerick, is exactly the type of value added project we are pursuing. Hosting a data centre is a commitment for the long-term, given the scale of the capital investment involved,” the Minister said. “Ireland has attracted data centres from virtually all the major players over recent years and this is testament to Ireland and our agencies involved. ACI’s commitment is a great vote of confidence in both the infrastructure and skills available in the region.”
IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said: “It is great to see this company, which has been extremely successful in Ireland and across Europe, continue to grow and develop its operations here in Limerick. Supporting established companies like ACI is a key focus for IDA. The addition of this new data centre confirms ACI’s ongoing commitment to the region, and its continued growth presents further employment opportunities for the great pool of talent in Limerick and the wider region.”
“We are very excited about our new European data centre and the tremendous overall opportunities for ACI in the region, which is testament to our great team and our powerful universal payments offerings,” said Phil Heasley, president and CEO, ACI Worldwide. “As more organisations embrace private cloud solutions to gain a competitive edge, they’re turning to ACI; our dedicated cloud payments offerings provide the security, privacy and reliability that customers need and expect from mission-critical payment solutions.”