Poly has selected Ireland to house its new EMEA Centre of Excellence.
The office is Poly’s first in Ireland and will be located in Galway. It is expected to create over 200 jobs over the next five years. Poly is investing in the region in order to meet the growing demand for its audio and video products for an increasingly distributed workforce.
The Galway office will house Poly’s primary R&D lab in EMEA and will serve the “innovation heartbeat” for the vendor’s 65 offices across the world. The vendor is currently scouting spaces for the office location in Galway and expects to open in November 2021.
Recruitment is currently underway to staff the new office.
“Poly always has been a trailblazer and opening up an office in Galway is part of our transformation journey,” stated 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.”
Her colleague Paul Dunne, Senior Director, EMEA Channel Organisation, Poly, has worked at the company for 18 years and is based in Dublin.
“Ireland is known for its top tech talent,” he said.
“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”
The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
“Poly’s commitment to Ireland is a great boost to our growing technology sector,” stated 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.”
CEO of IDA, Ireland Martin Shanahan, added: “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.”
This Article was first published by UC Today.