Enterprise Ireland client company Hanley Energy, a global innovator in Critical Power and Energy Management solutions, has announced plans to create 150 global roles, as it opens its new $12m US headquarters in 'Data Centre Alley' Ashburn, Virginia.

In 2024, Hanley Energy will create 100 jobs in the USA and 50 in Ireland, as the company continues to expand its global operations, delivering critical power and energy management innovation to global data centre operators, including Amazon Web Services and other global players. 

The new 40,000 sq ft facility is the latest addition to Hanley Energy’s global network. The company employs 800 people across six countries, including Ireland, USA, Australia, Germany, Sweden and South Africa and exports to 32 global markets. 

The announcement was made today in Washington D.C. as part of Enterprise Ireland St. Patrick’s Day programme of business events, led by taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Enterprise Ireland CEO, Leo Clancy, marking the accelerated investment levels by Irish companies in the US. 

Helping large industries to reduce emissions

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “This is a significant announcement by Hanley Energy of another 50 jobs in Ireland and 100 in the USA. The company’s work helping large industries to reduce emissions has never been more timely.

"It builds on the team’s previous announcement of 225 new jobs in Monaghan and Dundalk. Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today. I believe Irish businesses, and enterprise in general have a pivotal role to play in turning the tide on climate change and biodiversity loss so we can leave the planet to the next generation in a better condition than we inherited. Congratulations to the team on this really fantastic achievement.” 

Clive Gilmore, CEO of Hanley Energy and leading Hanley Energy’s operations in the US, said: “Opening our North American headquarters and expanding our global workforce with 100 roles in the U.S. and 50 in Ireland, is a pivotal milestone in Hanley Energy’s global operations as we grow our global workforce to over 950 employees.

"It also lays the foundation for future expansion as we deliver energy and power management solutions to our partners Amazon Web Services and other multinational technology providers in the U.S. and across the world. Since our foundation, Enterprise Ireland has supported us in our growth and has been instrumental in helping us establish a foothold in North America.” 

Leo Clancy, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, said: “Ireland plays a vital role in supporting the global construction industry, designing, and delivering advanced infrastructure across the data, pharma, and energy sectors and improving resource efficiencies across the lifecycle.

"As a country, we have developed incredible capability in this area, and we are exporting this expertise across the world. Hanley Energy are at the heart of this, and their energy tracking software plays a vital role, helping industrial customers be more sustainable and efficient.

"Hanley Energy continues to push the boundaries of energy efficiency and sustainability and have set the highest standards in the industry and represent the best of Irish innovation on a global stage.

“Across the week here in the US, we are seeing immense levels of expansion and investment by Irish companies. Their growth internationally, strengthens their business, delivering job creation in Ireland and this is very important for Ireland’s economy. Enterprise Ireland is delighted to be part of yet another major milestone in Hanley Energy’s success story.” 

Neil Morris, Amazon Web Services (AWS) country lead, Ireland said: “Hanley Energy is a prime example of an Irish company that is continually innovating for its customers. Seeing Hanley’s rapid expansion over the last few years is another reminder of the hugely positive effects that international investment is having on Enterprise Ireland clients in Ireland. Launching a US headquarters is a significant moment for Hanley and I wish them continued success.”