HID Global has announced it is on track to open its Centre of Excellence in Galway city this year, which will create over 100 jobs in the coming years.
The company, which currently employs 180 people, will move its operations to the new facility in Mervue Business Park by the end of 2022.
HID Global first established in Tully, Co. Galway in 2006 and it aims to increase its workforce here from 180 to 300 in by the end of 2022.
In Ireland the company is best known for creating the technology for Ireland’s passport card, which allowed people to use a card instead of the traditional passport booklet.
Most recently, the company was chosen by leading aerospace company Avolon to provide its mobile access solution for Avolon sites worldwide.
“HID Global has also set up an Operations and Fulfillment Centre in Shannon in 2019,” said Craig Sandness, Senior Vice President and Head of Secure Issuance and Citizen ID Solutions.
“Our new facility 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.
“The state-of-the-art facility will serve as a major hub for the production of access and identification-related applications, such as electronic passports and access cards, which represent large and growing segments of HID’s business.”