Dublin, 20 April 2017: Datalex plc (ISE: DLE), a leading provider of digital commerce and retail solutions to the travel industry, is to open a new centre of excellence in Manchester as part of its global expansion.
The company currently employs 30 travel retail experts at 55 Spring Gardens in the centre of Manchester, and plans to double this workforce over the next 2 years. Datalex enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands including Lufthansa Group, JetBlue Airways and Air China.
The new Manchester office comes after Datalex last year announced extensive growth plans including the creation of 200 jobs across its global network of offices.
55 Spring Gardens will house a range of expertise for Datalex and its global customer base, developing key skills in software delivery for travel retailers, expertise in Java and Java-related web technologies, application support, automation testing and fares specialisations.
As part of the launch, business leaders, politicians, the Datalex Board and senior management will gather at 55 Spring Gardens on Thursday, April 20. They will be joined by former Manchester United footballer Kevin Moran as special guest.
Datalex Chief Executive Officer, Aidan Brogan, said: “We are experiencing significant global demand for our digital commerce platform. This has led directly to the opening of our new centre in Manchester and our plans to double our workforce here in the coming years.
“Manchester is the UK’s second city and we are both delighted and excited to be setting up a Datalex centre of excellence in its heart.
“We believe that Manchester strategically gives us a wide breadth of talent, not just from the city, but also from the wider region.”
Speaking about the launch, Datalex’s General Manager in Manchester Craig Greaves said: “This is a particularly exciting time for Datalex as we continue with our global expansion.
“Manchester is a fantastic city with great history and we are looking forward to using the city as a platform to grow and enhance our own story.”
Andrew Cowell from OBI Property advised Datalex on its move into 55 Spring Gardens.
He said: “The stunning workspace and modern facilities along with the ground floor amenity space provided a fantastic opportunity for Datalex to acquire office space that would both retain and attract future talent. The relocation was assisted by Datalex being able to remain with their existing landlord and develop an existing relationship.”
Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers. The Datalex Commerce Platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Its customers include Aer Lingus, Air China, Air Malta, Air Transat, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Hainan Group, HP Enterprise Services, IBM, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa Group, Philippine Airlines, SITA, STA Travel, Swiss International Air Lines and Virgin Australia. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, USA and China. Datalex is a publicly listed company and is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE: DLE). Learn more at http://www.datalex.com
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