iQon Technologies Ltd was a manufacturer of personal and notebook computers and consumer electronics based in Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. The company marketed computers through retailers across the United Kingdom and exported to Europe and North Africa.

iQon Technologies
HeadquartersDundalk, Louth, Ireland
Key people
Dermot McElroy, original founder
Ciaran O’Donoghue,
Aidan Donnelly, Director[2]
Productspersonal computers
notebook computers
consumer electronics
Number of employees
SubsidiariesiQon France

History Edit

iQon Technologies was founded in 1994 under the name ROMAK Computers by Dermot McElroy, Lars Krull and Patrick Rooney.

The company was sold in 1997 to US worldwide distributor CHS ELECTRONICS Inc.

After the collapse of CHS ELECTRONICS Inc. in 2000 Dermot McElroy purchased the company back from the CHS Electronics liquidators.

In 2004, iQon secured a deal to supply computers for retailer Tesco to be sold in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[3]

In 2006, the company established its iQon France subsidiary based in Toulon to expand sales across Europe.[citation needed]

As of 2007, iQon was Ireland's largest indigenous PC maker and largest PC exporter.[4]

The company sought bankruptcy protection in November 2007 and went into liquidation in January 2008.[1][4]

As of January 2008, iQon's call center and warranty service divisions continue to operate under a court-appointed liquidator and the company is up for sale.[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c Ian Kehoe (27 January 2008). "Iqon plans to sell company after collapse". The Sunday Business Post. Retrieved 26 January 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ Emma Kennedy; Gavin Daly (21 October 2007). "Fall-off in turnover at Iqon Technologies". The Sunday Business Post. Retrieved 26 January 2008.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Chris Pillow (29 August 2004). "iQon wins €20m Tesco deal". The Sunday Business Post. Archived from the original on 9 March 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2008.
  4. ^ a b Andrew Thomas (7 November 2007). "Iqon seeks bankruptcy protection". The Inquirer. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2008.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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