Poly communications company to create 200 jobs in Galway

Global communications company Poly will open its new Center of Excellence for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in Galway, which is expected to create more than 200 jobs over the next five years.

Supported by IDA Ireland, the Galway office is Poly’s first in Ireland and will serve the company’s 65 offices around the world.

The new Galway office will house Poly’s main research and development laboratory in the EMEA region and the company said the office is strategically located to leverage local market talent and expertise.

Poly said it is investing in the region to meet growing demand for its audio and video products as companies adjust to managing a widely dispersed workforce.

The company said it is exploring spaces for its offices in Galway, which it plans to open in November.

“Poly has always been a pioneer and opening an office in Galway is part of our transformation journey,” said Gloria Loredo, Poly’s Transformation Director.

“We believe this strategic decision will allow us to maximize our business performance to better serve our customers, leverage the existing technological talent pool in Ireland to fill critical roles and support the growth of our business,” she added. .

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said Poly’s decision to set up its EMEA Center of Excellence in Galway is a significant addition to the vibrant West Region technology cluster and a testament to the highly skilled workforce. qualified and talented from the region.

“The 200 highly skilled jobs created will give the region’s economy a huge boost. Poly’s announcement is further proof of IDA Ireland’s continued commitment to winning investment and jobs for regional sites.

“Poly’s commitment to Ireland is a big boost to our growing tech sector,” said Tánaiste and Enterprise, Trade and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar.

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

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