National Pen to create 250 jobs over the next five years

The company will also celebrate 30 years in Dundalk

Tia Clarke


Tia Clarke


IDDT National Pen

National Pen will create 250 jobs over the next five years

National Pen will create 250 new roles over the next five years as part of expansion plans.

The news comes as the personalised marketing merchandise company celebrates its 30th anniversary in Dundalk.

National Pen currently employs 1,000 people, both and part and full time. 

The new jobs announcement has is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

National Pen’s CEO Peter Kelly said: “It is with great pride that we celebrate our 30 years anniversary in Dundalk. Over the past 10 years the company has grown significantly to now over 1000 employees.

“A year ago in December 2016 National Pen joined the Cimpress family which extends our opportunities for further investment. It continues to be an exciting time for all involved.

“Dundalk has proven a great location that has allowed us to grow to the extent we have.  Next year we will be taking a second premises in Dundalk to accommodate our growth over the coming years.”

Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD welcomed the announcement of new jobs for Dundalk: “I welcome the additional 250 jobs which will provide a further boost to the local economy. Your ongoing innovation will ensure your continued growth in the years ahead.”

In 1987 National Pen established its International Headquarters in Dundalk. It was made up of a manufacturing plant which personalises promotional products, and a contact centre which supports corporate functions including Finance, HR, Recruitment, IT,  E-commerce and other support functions.

National Pen Promotional Products are marketed to and sold in 24 countries globally.
The Dundalk operation sold more than 130 million personalised promotional products into its markets in 2016.