60 new jobs for Shannon with opening of security company’s new logistics centre

Will Corcoran, Regional Manager Mid-West IDA Ireland; Björn Lidefelt, Executive Vice President and Head of HID; and Eoin Gavin, President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of HID’s newest Logistics Centre in Shannon.

60 NEW jobs have been created in Shannon with the news that global security company has opened a new logistics centre.

HID announced the opening of its new logistics centre in the town this past week, making it the company’s second largest logistics centre, which will serve 55 countries worldwide.

The centre is 4,157 square metres, twice the size of the previous logistics centre, and will create 60 jobs, with the company aiming to increase its headcount in Shannon over time.

The opening of the company’s new base was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony, with members of local government and the local business community in attendance.

HID’s Head of Operations Josh Freeman said that the new base shows the company’s interest in fostering innovation across the Mid West region.

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“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,” he said.

Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital, and Company Regulation Dara Calleary said: “Since 2006 HID’s growth and expansion here in Ireland is truly a great success story, and the new Centre will allow for an even better service to their European customers.”

“I’m delighted that HID has chosen Shannon and the Mid-West Region for this new expansion, and welcome all growth opportunities, especially in regional areas.”

The Minister of State continued: “Shannon is thriving in the technology space and having a global leader such as HID open in the area is a very welcome addition. I wish all the team the best with this new expansion and continued success.”

CEO of IDA Ireland, Michael Lohan, added: “I wish to congratulate HID for the establishment of its second site in Ireland, and its second largest Logistics Centre”

“A leading technology solutions company operating in several fast-growing markets, HID is a welcome addition to the Midwest established Technology cluster. I wish HID and its team in Shannon every success with this expansion.”

HID first established itself in the country in Tully, County Galway in 2006.

The company is best known in Ireland for providing the enabling technology for Ireland’s 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.

In 2022, HID opened its Centre of Excellence in Galway city, employing about 500 people.