HID in Galway

HID powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively, learn confidently and travel freely.

About HID Galway

HID Global is on track to open its Centre of Excellence in Galway city in 2021. This will allow for full consolidation of business activities, including manufacturing operations, to the new facility in Mervue Business Park by end of 2022. HID Global has hired 80 employees since 2019 and plans to grow employee headcount to 300 over the next three years.

HID Global first established in Tully, County Galway in 2006 and it currently employs 180 people in Ireland. HID is best known in Ireland as the company which provided the enabling technology for Ireland’s revolutionary passport card program which was the first of its kind to allow travellers to cross borders in Europe with an electronic passport card rather than a 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 has continued to operate during the extraordinary conditions presented by COVID-19, thanks to a dedicated staff and early rollout in March 2020 of a thorough safety protocol on site. A large proportion of its new hires were onboarded successfully while working remotely.

coast of Galway, Ireland

Types of jobs at this HID Location:
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance

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EMEA Centre of Excellence HQ in Galway

“We are thrilled to have good news to report at what is a difficult time for many. The support we have received from government agencies Údarás na Gaeltachta and IDA Ireland has played a crucial role in allowing us to demonstrate to our global leadership team why Galway is the perfect location for this investment. The support from both Údarás and IDA Ireland has been a key factor in our success since 2006. Galway has been an excellent foundation for us to build from and the continuing investment from HID to underpin our capability and growth plan can be seen as a huge boost of confidence in the area and the people behind the success.

Our employees have been outstanding at adapting throughout the pandemic and this adaptability and resilience allowed us to continue business as usual and drive on with this programme of investment. We are very excited to move to this new Centre of Excellence in 2022.”
— Trevor Fox, VP and Site Lead at HID Global, Ireland

HID Global is a leading technology solutions company operating in many fast-growing markets. The establishment of this new Centre of Excellence in Galway and expansion of itsworkforce is most welcome, adding to the dynamic and vibrant technology ecosystem thathas developed in Ireland’s West Region. I wish the company continued success with itsexpansion in Galway.— Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland