Cusken Ltd was established in May 1987, by John McKenna and Paddy McCusker. The company was initially set up as a dedicated service company. Both John and Paddy worked in the service department of Devenneys and with the emerging of Cusken, Devenney subcontracted the service to us.
Within a short period of time, it became clear that most companies in the area had to go outside the region, primarily Dublin to purchase new equipment for their offices. With this in mind, we endeavoured to obtain high profile dealerships for both sales and service for the North East region.
Our efforts were well rewarded with Cusken firstly being appointed agents for I.B.M. typewriters and word processors for Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford and Westmeath. Within a short period of time we were also appointed the Toshiba agent for the area, selling and servicing both photocopiers and fax machines. These were exciting times for this young company.
The company bought a new premises in Yorke Street, Dundalk. This was a major step as we were previously in a warehouse type environment with very little profile; the move gave us the profile we needed to expand.