Poly to create 200 jobs in new EMEA Centre of Excellence in Galway

Global Audio and Video Technology Powerhouse Poly today (Thursday ) announced the opening of its new EMEA Centre of Excellence in Galway, expected to create more than 200 high-skilled jobs over the next five years. The global communications company is investing in the region to meet the growing demand for its premium audio and video products as businesses adjust to managing highly distributed workforces.

The Galway office is Poly’s first in Ireland, designed to serve as the innovation heartbeat for the company’s 65 offices across the globe. The office will be home to Poly’s primary Research & Development lab in EMEA, strategically located to draw on the local market talent and expertise.

This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“Poly’s commitment to Ireland is a great boost to our growing technology sector,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar TD.

“Covid-19 has transformed the world of work and I know companies like Poly are crucial in helping workers to adapt. We are really happy to welcome Poly into our community. I’m sure the team will feel at home in Galway, where there is a rich talent pool to choose from.”

Recruitment is currently underway for a wide variety of roles at Poly across engineering, sales, human resources, customer support, legal, and finance. Poly is exploring spaces for its office location across Galway and expects to open next month.

“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 of Poly.

“We believe that this strategic move will enable us to maximize 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.”

“Ireland is known for its top tech talent,” said Paul Dunne, Senior Director, EMEA Channel Organisation, Poly. Mr Dunne is based in Dublin and has worked at Poly for 18 years. “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.”

CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said Poly’s decision to locate its EMEA Centre of Excellence in Galway is a significant addition to the West region’s vibrant Tech cluster and testament to the region’s highly skilled and talented workforce.

"The 200 highly skilled jobs being created will be a considerable boost to the region’s economy. Poly’s announcement is further evidence of IDA Ireland’s continued commitment to winning investment and jobs for regional locations. I wish Poly every success with its new Irish operations," he said.

Poly is a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration. Founded in 1961 in Santa Cruz California, Poly employs more than 8,000 people globally.

Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Minister Hildegarde Naughton, welcomed the announcement as major boost to the local economy and a vote of confidence in Galway as a hub for technology companies.

“Poly is at an exciting stage of its own development as a provider of technologies to facilitate remote working by employees throughout the world, and it is most significant that it has chosen to partner with Galway as it enters this phase of expansion,” she said.

“It has been brought here by our pool of outstanding talent, our quality of life, and our growing reputation as a European hub for the tech sector,” added Minister Naughton.

“It’s an exciting time for the company and Galway can now expect to share the benefits of its journey as it continues to grow and develop in the coming years. The city will play a key role in that process,” said Minister Naughton.

“Today’s announcement reaffirms Galway’s status as the home of a vibrant tech cluster, and is a tribute to the region’s highly skilled and extremely talented workforce.

“It’s a cluster that we can expect to grow, and Poly’s announcement is part of an exciting trend that bodes well for the future of the city and county,” added the Galway West TD.


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