Louth leaders in IT services and office solutions merge
– Sync IT and Cusken employ 22 staff in the North-East.
Dundalk, Louth; Monday 4th July: Managed IT and cyber security firm, Sync IT, has merged with office and business solutions provider, Cusken. The merger supports 22 jobs in the North-East. The firm is forecasting the creation of 4 new roles over the next 18 months, bringing staff numbers to 26 by the end of 2023.
Dundalk-based Sync IT was founded by Joe Molloy and Allison Cooney in 2013. The company provides managed IT and security services to small-to-medium sized clients in the public and private sector across the North-East. Cusken was founded by Paddy McCusker and John McKenna in 1987, also based in Dundalk. It provides business solutions in the sales and service of photocopiers, printers, audio-visual, retail equipment, and office furniture to SMEs, corporates, education, and public sector not only in the North-East but nationwide.
“This is as much a meeting of both hearts and heads”, said Joe Molloy, who takes up the role of managing director for the newly formed entity. “Sync IT and Cusken have similar cultures, values, and ways of working. That’s the heart. Equally, by combining both company’s core competencies and skill-bases, the new merger is ready to take advantage of emerging consolidations in IT, technology and ‘the workplace of the future’. That’s the head”, added Molloy.
Molloy’s Co-Director, Allison Cooney, is appointed Technical Account Director, while Paddy McCusker is continuing in his responsibilities as Business Development Director across the merging companies.
“Cusken and Sync IT have been customers of each other”, said Paddy McCusker. There is a deep mutual respect for what we both do and an excitement about what we can do in the future together by combining our respective IP, partnerships, skills, and teams. The backbone of our commitment to the merger is an obsession to put our customers first and stay relevant to them as the modern office and technology evolves”, added McCusker.
Both Sync IT and Cusken brands will continue to operate in the market. “Two brands, one company”, commented Molloy. “Our client base will have access to our combined suite of services including IT managed services, digital transformation, cyber security and the sales and servicing of photocopiers, printers, audio-visual, retail equipment, and office furniture in addition to a combined 45 years’ of business expertise and service to clients”, added Molloy.
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About Sync IT
Sync IT provides Managed ICT Support and Cyber Security for small-to-medium sized businesses in the North-East of Ireland. Founded by IT managed services and security experts Joe Molloy and Allison Cooney in 2013, Sync IT is the only accredited Microsoft partner in the region. Clients include McArdle Skeath, Truform Laser Dies and Thermodial.
Cusken is a leading service and solutions provider of Photocopiers, Printers, Retail Machines, Interactive AV equipment, Office furniture and Office Machines to both the private and public sector nationwide. Founded in 1987 as a service only company, Cusken has continued to place a strong emphasis on service support to clients. Cusken clients include the HSE, Educational Training Boards, Irish Aviation Authority, National Pen, amongst others from the large manufacturing, retail, hospitality, education, small to medium sized business and professional services sectors.
Photography by Aaron Lally
Photo 1: Left to Right – Paddy McCusker, Managing Director, Cusken, Allison Cooney, Technical Account Director, Sync IT and Joe Molloy, Managing Director, Sync IT. Backing both teams in Dundalk.
Photo 2: Left to Right – Joe Molloy, Managing Director, Sync IT, Paddy McCusker, Managing Director, Cusken and Allison Cooney, Technical Account Director, Sync IT. Caption – Company merger. Sync IT and Cusken employ 22 staff
Photo 3: Sync IT and Cusken team. Sync IT and Cusken Merge