Published on Monday17thOctober2016
ACI Worldwide Opens State-of-the-Art European Data Centre
Pictured from left: Philip Heasley, President & CEO ACI Worldwide Inc, Finance Minister Michael Noonan, Employment and Small Business Minister Pat Breen & Leo Clancy, IDA Head of Technology &EVP
In partnership with IDA Ireland, ACI will add 50 new hires, on top of the current team of nearly 100. The company has had a presence in Limerick for ten years, cultivating strong talent as part of its long-standing internship program and collaboration with the University of Limerick.
Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor warmly welcomed the investment:
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. 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. I wish ACI and its team continued success.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan added:
I’m delighted to see ACI cementing its presence in the Limerick region with the addition of this data centre. A further 50 jobs and increased physical infrastructure is testament to ACI’s confidence in Limerick and its highly skilled workforce. As Minister for Finance, I have championed electronic payments and have overseen a move in Ireland toward more efficient and convenient uses of electronic payments. I am a firm believer in the work that ACI is doing and I am grateful to see that they are a firm believer in the people of Limerick and the broader region.
ACI provides world-class electronic payments, banking, and fraud protection solutions and services to more than 4,600 financial institutions, retailers, and billers around the world through a private cloud, processing more than 35 million transactions per day.