HID Global, a leading physical and digital access solutions company opened their EMEA Centre of Excellence in the city late last year. HID Global has hired 120 new employees since 2019, it plans to grow its Irish cohort to 300 over the coming years.
The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and established a base in Tully, Co Galway, in 2006. It currently employs 220 people in Ireland and more than 4,000 people around the world.
The company’s senior vice-president and head of Secure Issuance and Citizen ID Solutions, Craig Sandness, said the new Galway Centre of Excellence will be a “state-of-the-art facility” and will serve as a “major hub for the production of access and identification-related applications” Our new Centre of Excellence in Galway underscores HID Global’s commitment to steadily expand our operations, R&D, supply chain, customer service, IT, finance and other business functions to support a growing customer base across EMEA,” Sandness added.
Earlier this year, HID Global won the contract for Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to provide a new operating system for the department's passport service. HID Global's HID Integrale™ software system makes the management of applications easier and more efficient by providing a citizen-centric case management solution connected to all services for the issuing of passports and related documents.