Elavon commits to Arklow by purchasing site off IDA
THE NEWS that Arklow-based credit card processing company Elavon is to purchase its currently leased site has been welcomed this week.
In a statement released by IDA Ireland the news that the site at Arklow Business Park currently occupied by the company is to be bought signifies a welcome commitment to Ireland.
IDA CEO, Barry O'Leary said 'the decision by Elevon / USBancorp to deepen its commitment to Ireland is a very welcome development. Foreign Direct Investment clients, through their positive experiences here, are continuing to strengthen their resources in Ireland ensuring their Irish operations and employees continue to play a strategic role in global markets'.
For eight years, more than 200 Customer Service, Operations and Information Technology professionals have occupied the building, previously through a lease agreement with the IDA. The Arklow Call Centre employees provide customer assistance for many of Elavon's 250,000 pan-European merchants.
'With Elavon's business constantly evolving in this competitive market, now is the time to invest in our skilled professionals who provide critical infrastructure support for our European operations from our Arklow location,' said Simon Haslam, EVP and Managing Director of Elavon in Europe.
Arklow Town Councillor Nicky Kelly was also keen to herald the development as a very positive move for the town.
'At a time when South Wicklow has been devastated by unemployment, this welcome endorsement shows the total commitment by Elavon to their workforce.'