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.