Press Release 14 Sep 2012

DUBLIN - 14 September 2012 - Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD is pleased to announce that SumUp, a company dedicated to helping small businesses overcome issues with accepting credit and debit card payments, is to establish a customer, technical support and development centre in Dublin, creating 40 new, high quality jobs in the process. The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

SumUp’s goal is to establish itself as the leading mobile point-of-sale solution amongst SMEs in the European market. SumUp supplies merchants with a mobile app and card reader capable of turning any Apple iPhone, iPad, iPhone Touch or Android-based smart phone into a terminal capable of processing credit and debit card payments. Today’s announcement follows on from SumUp’s launch of its mobile POS technology in Great Britain, Ireland, Germany and Austria in late August. Recruitment for the 40 new jobs is already underway.

Making the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, commented: ‘Today’s announcement by SumUp that they are to create 40 new high quality jobs is very welcome and is further evidence that Ireland is a key location for dynamic technology companies operating in fast-growing sectors of the industry. The Government’s Action Plan for Jobs has identified the IT sector as an area of growth opportunity for Ireland and with proper implementation I am confident that in the coming months we will see further jobs growth from this sector.’

Welcoming the announcement, Daniel Klein, CEO of SumUp, commented: ‘The launch of SumUp’s technology in Ireland has proven to be very successful. A lot of small businesses are operating within very tight margins and can’t afford to lose out on making a sale because they can’t process a card payment. SumUp provides these businesses with an effective solution. I am very enthused about the establishment of SumUp’s Irish operation and I look forward to its growth and development in Dublin.’

Also commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, added, ‘SumUp is a very exciting addition to the cluster of emerging businesses that have chosen to base themselves in Dublin over the past few months. The 40 jobs, some of which are already in place, are in the areas of customer and technical support, and also in the development of the advanced technology that the company uses for its products. Ireland is fast building a solid reputation as a country which emerging and high-growth companies can use to internationalise themselves at an early stage. SumUp joins a number of other German companies, at this stage of development, which have established operations in Ireland.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish SumUp every success with their endeavours, and offer the continued support of IDA Ireland.”


For further information please contact:
SumUp
Colin Myer, press@sumup.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7291 0242

IDA Ireland
Antoinette Tyrrell, Press Office, Mob: +353 (0) 87 7572053

DJEI
Press Office, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, 01-6312200, press.office@djei.ie
 

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