Dublin, Friday, October 25, 2019: Huawei Ireland has today opened a new state-of-the-art Dublin office and announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years as the company continues to grow in Ireland. Recruitment is underway for the first phase of the jobs and 30 of these positions are expected to be filled within the next year.
Huawei currently employs 180 staff across its Dublin, Cork and Athlone facilities.
Huawei Rotating Chairman, Mr. Guo Ping, visiting Dublin to support Huawei Ireland’s announcements, said: “When Huawei first opened our office in Dublin we had only four employees. 15 years later we have 180 staff and over the next three years we will create 100 new jobs. The business in Ireland has significantly grown and as we have grown, so too has Ireland. We appreciate the trust and support of our customers and individual consumers along the journey.
Through challenging times, Ireland showed resilience and now is one of the most successful economies in Europe. Huawei admires the resiliency and determination of the Irish people because these values are at the core of our business too. Ireland has an open economy and a highly-skilled talent pool and today’s announcement of 100 jobs and the opening of a new Dublin office will drive our long-term investment and cooperation focus here.”
Located in Mespil Court since 2016, the Huawei Dublin office will occupy a space of 18,000 sq ft. Huawei Ireland operations at the Dublin HQ will include communications, administration, marketing, its Irish consumer business and related sales functions.
Officially opening the new office, Minister Pat Breen TD said: “I very much welcome Huawei’s clear and ongoing commitment to Ireland and, of course, the creation of 100 new jobs. Their expansion is a great endorsement of Ireland’s ability to provide an enterprise-friendly environment that allows companies such as Huawei to grow and prosper. I wish them every success in their wonderful, state-of-the art offices here in Dublin.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland added: “This is a welcome expansion by Huawei which will add substantially to Dublin’s technology ecosystem. It demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to its Irish operations. I wish the company continued success in developing its presence here.”
Concluding Jijay Shen, CEO of Huawei Ireland, said: “Our focus in Ireland will continue to be on strengthening our relationships with local customers, partners, operators and regulators. Today’s new office opening and the creation of 100 new jobs over three years is a commitment to our future in Ireland. We are proud of our history in Ireland and Huawei will continue to support Ireland’s digital transformation through fixed broadband solutions, wireless solutions, and 5G.”
Huawei is the world’s leading ICT solutions company with revenue exceeding US$100 billion in 2018. It just announced a 24.4% increase in 2019 Q1-Q3 revenue when compared to the same period last year. Employing more than 180,000 employees across 170 countries and regions, the company was founded in 1987 and is a private company fully owned by its employees.
About Huawei Ireland
Huawei has been in Ireland since 2004, with its business now serving over 2 million people and employing over 500 directly and indirectly here. Huawei’s business activities in Ireland continue to thrive. Intelligent connectivity with fibre and 5G technologies has begun and will empower the market of mobile network and broadband network, AI, and IOT. Huawei Ireland is working very closely with local operators and partners, and we are focused on nurturing future talent and highly-skilled professionals in these areas across the country.
Huawei works with a number of Irish third-level institutions, including Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and University College Cork. It helps fund vital Irish research into video, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. The company also partners key Science Foundation Ireland centres such as Connect, Insight, Adapt and Lero. In 2018, Huawei Ireland received a Technology Ireland award for its work with Adapt which focused on a system that enables automatic in-scene detection and placement of advertisements in videos.