Monday, 8 April 2013

HP to develop new facility in Galway

HP, the world’s largest technology company, today announced that it is to construct a new building on its site at Ballybrit in Galway, dedicated to software research and development, cloud technology and business services. The announcement was formally made at an event today in Galway by John Hinshaw, Executive Vice President of Global Technology and Operations at HP attended by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.

The new state of the art facility of 87,000 sq ft will have capacity for up to 700 staff to support software R&D, cloud innovation and business services for HP worldwide. Construction at the site, which is in the final process of planning permission, will commence this year and will be one of the largest construction projects in the Galway region in recent times. The new facility will be a modern office building, built with flexibility and environmental sustainability features and fitted out to support the needs of HP employees into the future.

“Our facilities in Galway are proving to successfully attract some of the best and brightest talent in key IT growth areas for HP,” said John Hinshaw, Executive Vice President of Global Technology and Operations. “We are pleased to announce an investment in a new state of the art facility to support future development of new cutting edge technologies.”

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD stated, “The construction of a new state of the art R&D building by HP is a testament to their Galway staff and operations in Ireland. The project will create 150 construction jobs during its development and will provide a much-needed boost for this sector. HP has been a valued business partner in Ireland throughout the years and this new investment will see HP and Ireland remain at the forefront of software research and cloud computing technology.”

Martin Murphy, Managing Director HP Ireland added: “This is an exciting and very important development for HP in Ireland. This investment in Ballybrit is an endorsement of Galway as a strategic location of choice for HP and affirms the company’s ongoing commitment to its operations in this country.

Mark Gantly, Managing Director at HP Galway concluded, “This announcement today is testament to the strength of the team on the ground who are developing new and meaningful technologies in Ireland that are being brought to the rest of the world.”