NCR, previously known in South Africa as Spark ATM Systems, established its presence in South Africa in 2005. Over the course of 16 years, Spark became the leading independent ATM deployer in South Africa.
In January 2017, Cardtronics, plc. (NASDAQ: CATM) acquired Spark ATM Systems, marking Cardtronics’ entry into the South African market. In August 2021, Cardtronics was then acquired by NCR, a leading software- and services-led enterprise provider in the financial, retail, and hospitality industries. NCR (NYSE: NCR) is the #1 global POS software provider for retail and hospitality, as well as the #1 provider of multi-vendor ATM software.
NCR is a leading ATM manufacturer, and a large portion of the global Cardtronics network is comprised of NCR devices. It was, therefore, a very easy fit in terms of company culture. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and has over 36,000 employees globally.