“Many of the world’s most innovative and influential companies choose to partner with Arkphire. Each has their own unique circumstances that require unique solutions. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and sourcing or servicing the right IT solution, every time.”Paschal Naylor, CEO
Arkphire started life as Memorex Telex, part of the Memorex Corporation (which some have suggested was the original tech silicon valley start-up computer company) manufacturing CDs and other technology peripherals.
In the 80s Memorex acquired Specialist Machine Services Ltd, the country’s leading IBM computer maintenance company and built Ireland’s first fully operational, high security computer centre to serve as a back-up system for disaster mitigation, such as flood or fire.
Following a takeover in 1998, Memorex rebrands as EDS Global Services, which was acquired by the German owned IT provider AO Group in 2006.
In 2009, the company returns to Irish ownership, following a management buyout led by Pascal Naylor and Howard Roberts.
In 2011, the company rebrands as Arkphire, with a new logo inspired by the Archimedean Spiral, symbolising our ethos of continuous evolution.
EMC Innovation Partner of the year
EMC Technical Partner of the Year
Tech Excellence Awards - IT Project of the Year
Turnover is €12 million in 2013 as Arkphire wins EMC Innovation Partner of the year.
The following year turnover €20 million and the awards keep rolling in with the EMC Technical Partner of the Year award and the IT Project of the Year at the Tech Excellence Awards.
In 2015 Arkphire open their UK office in London.
In 2016, Arkphire is named as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 company and acquires Bootstrap, the Networking specialist and leading Cisco Gold Partner. Turnover reaches €60 million.
In 2017, Arkphire becomes the first Apple Authorised Enterprise Reseller and Ireland’s only Dell EMC Titanium Partner, Cisco Gold Partner and HP Platinum Partner. Turnover reaches €74 million and employee numbers swell to 83.
In 2018 Arkphire acquire Cloudstrong to strengthen their cloud consultancy and solutions services. In 2019 with revenues hitting €120 million, Arkphire rebrands as they seek to live up to their ethos and continuously evolve.
Arkphire's rebrand and global marketing strategy puts the company in a unique position to work with multinational clients who want to HQ their operations in Europe or APAC.