AV giant Poly to create 200 jobs in Galway

Audio and video business Poly is establishing a new EMEA Centre of Excellence in Galway that will employ more than 200 highly-skilled people.

Poly 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.

“Poly always has been a trailblazer and opening up an office in Galway is part of our transformation journey”

“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.”

A sound vision

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.

Recruitment is currently underway for a wide variety of roles at Poly across engineering, sales, human resources, customer support, legal, and finance.  For more information, please visit Poly Careers. Poly is exploring spaces for its office location across Galway and expects to open in November 2021.

“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.”

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.

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

The 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.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.