Poly to create 200 jobs in Ireland as it opens Galway centre of excellence

Jobs will be added over five years in new research and development hub

Poly is to create 200 jobs in Ireland in the next five years

Poly is to create 200 jobs in Ireland in the next five years

 

Communications technology company Poly expects to create more than 200 jobs in the next five years in Ireland as it plans a new centre of excellence in Galway.

The Europe, Middle East and Africa centre of excellence is Poly’s first office in Ireland and will be a hub for innovation for the company’s 65 global offices. It will serve as Poly’s primary research and development lab in the region.

Poly is looking at office locations across Galway, and expects to open in November.

The communications company said it was making the investment to meet the growing demand for its audio and video products as businesses adjusted to managing distributed workforces.

“Poly always has been a trailblazer, and opening up an office in Galway is part of our transformation journey,” said Gloria Loredo, chief transformation officer. “We believe that this strategic move will enable us to maximise our business performance to better serve customers, leverage the existing technology talent pool in Ireland to fill critical roles, and support our company’s growth.”

‘Important step’

Recruitment is already under way for the highly skilled roles, which include engineering, sales, human resources, customer support, legal and finance.

“Ireland is known for its top tech talent,” said Paul Dunne, senior director with Poly’s EMEA channel organisation. “We believe that opening an office here will help us stay ahead of the transformative shifts that are happening in enterprise communications, helping our customers manage the increasing complexities of today’s world of work. It is also an important step in Poly’s growth and transformation story.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar welcomed the news, describing it as a boost to the tech sector in Ireland.

“Covid-19 has transformed the world of work, and I know companies like Poly are crucial in helping workers to adapt,” he said.

The expansion is being supported by IDA Ireland. Chief executive Martin Shanahan said Poly was a significant addition to the western region’s tech cluster, with the jobs providing a considerable boost to the region’s economy.