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National Pen creates 200 permanent jobs in Dundalk Co Louth Ireland

20th September 2013

National Pen, create 200 permanent jobs at its International HQ in Dundalk over the next 5 years.

The International headquarters of National Pen in Dundalk currently services 19 markets outside North America. This expansion will bring National Pen’s permanent workforce to 459 by the end of 2017.   These new jobs will be created across the company in its sales, customer services, manufacturing, technical & administrative functions. Peter Kelly, Senior Vice President of National Pen said “We celebrated 25 years of business in Dundalk last year and moved to a new custom designed facility to accommodate the growth of our international business and the demand for our products.   Ireland is a great location from which to service our global markets.

National Pen established in 1966 in Florida and now with a US Headquarters in San Diego, National Pen specialises in the marketing and manufacture of promotional products.   Initially founded to service the US market, the company has grown considerably to over $230m in revenues and now has operations in Mexico, Tennessee, France and China.   The company commenced its global expansion in 1987 with the opening of its Irish facility in Dundalk. National Pen as a direct marketing company uses mail order as its primary go to market channel.   Strongly supported by the telesales and web channels, the company now has over 1m active customers selling more than 300m personalized products annually.   National Pen’s key differentiators in the market place are its ability to deliver highly customised promotional products, in low minimum quantities within short lead times and all at very competitive pricing. National Pen’s growth plan is focused heavily in 3 core areas; further optimization of its existing markets, global expansion to new markets and the further development of its indirect business.   Its indirect business focuses on sales to Distributors and Speciality Retail and Licenses under its brands of National Design and Goldstar. The company has serviced many well-known brands over the years including Disney and Euro Disney, NFL, NBA, Guinness, to name but a few. National Pen’s Irish operation services 19 countries globally.   Countries serviced from National Pen’s Irish facility include:Germany, France, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, UK, Portugal, Spain, Japan & South Korea

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