2nd November 2021

Continued expansion at Cantec Group following InShip acquisition


Irish technology provider Cantec Group (member of Ennis Chamber) has announced its acquisition of Accounts Payable Automation Solutions company InShip. The amalgamation is part of the Cantec Group’s continued expansion as a leading provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for businesses.

The acquisition brings together two highly innovative accounts payable solution providers and secures Cantec’s place as one of the leading technology and solutions providers in Ireland with offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Mullingar. InShip will benefit from the support structures that the Cantec Group has built over the last three decades according to Greg Tuohy, Chief Executive Officer of Cantec Group.

Founded in 2016 by Adrian Kelehan, InShip specialises in the development of plug-in solutions for accounting and enterprise resource planning for White Label partners and end users. Their plug-in solutions are designed to automate a number of manual tasks in the accounts payable process and can integrate with over 40 industry-leading software packages, including Sage, Xero and QuickBooks. Their solutions enable businesses to save up to 90% of their accounts payable related costs. InShip is based in Dublin and currently employs a team of ten people.

Speaking at the announcement of the acquisition, Mr Tuohy said, “We are delighted to announce our amalgamation with InShip, further strengthening and expanding upon the innovative software solutions we offer our customers. InShip’s ability to tailor the solution to match the precise requirements of each customer’s needs is a very exciting opportunity and we are very much looking forward to working with Adrian Kelehan who has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Cantec Group as part of this acquisition.”

Over the past 18 months, Cantec Group has increased its team of 39 staff to 52, with a target of 100 employees by 2025. International expansion into the US and Australia is also planned for 2022.

Cantec Group’s plans of expansion include the rollout of six products from the SmartOffice ecosystem in 2022.

In line with the amalgamation, Cantec Group announced the appointment of Éadaoin Carrick as Executive Chair to lead the company as they embark on this next stage of growth. Female representation on the board is now at 33%, and Éadaoin, as Executive Chairperson is the first female Director to run the company. Greg Tuohy praised Éadaoin’s evolution from a part-time administration employee to taking the lead for the company and wished her continued success.

Further appointments see Dara Madden, a founding Director of Cantec Group announced as Chief Revenue Officer and Paula O’Gorman appointed as Chief Marketing Officer at Cantec Group.

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