HID opens logistics centre in Shannon
Identity verification firm HID has opened a new logistics centre in Shannon, Co Clare. The 4,157m2 centre is HID’s second largest, employing 60 and supporting 55 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The company is best known in Ireland for providing the enabling technology for Ireland’s passport card programme, 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. In 2022, HID opened an award-winning centre of excellence in Galway city, where it employs about 500 people.
Since its arrival in Tully, Co Galway, in 2006, HID has expanded its operation to include manufacturing, research and development, supply chain customer service, IT, finance, human resources, and other business functions to support a customer base across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
“The new logistic centre is strategic in sustaining the global growth HID has experienced, and it demonstrates our commitment to fostering innovation and product availability across the region,” said Josh Freeman, HID’s senior vice president and head of operations.
HID is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has more than 4,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries.