Avid realigns global footprint and expands R&D plus support

Avid has announced the results of a strategic global alignment focused on helping the company better serve customers. As part of its multi-year strategic, financial, and operational transformation, Avid is hiring hundreds of experienced media professionals at new state-of-the-art facilities in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Avid is now able to significantly expand product development and R&D capabilities, and provide 24/7 support to customers in all regions of the world. This alignment enables Avid to better serve current customers, while positioning the company for growth over the months and years to come.

Avid is leveraging the expertise of a high-tech global workforce to open new facilities in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Around 250 new employees have been added at new locations, including:

+ Manila, Philippines: Avid’s brand new global shared services and support center houses the company’s new world-class technical support team, which includes dozens of industry professionals with real-world experience and expertise. Members of the Media Composer, Pro Tools, and Sibelius support teams have an average of nearly 10 years experience using Avid solutions. The facility provides 24/7 coverage to customers worldwide, and is located in a growing business district alongside other leading technology companies.

+ Taipei City, Taiwan: Avid’s new hardware design center is located at the epicenter of Avid’s global supply chain, and brings together an industry-leading team with expertise around hardware design, manufacturing, and engineering.

+ Szczecin, Poland: Avid’s new research and development facility is located in a growing technology hub near leading universities. The new facility will incubate burgeoning talent from nearby academic organisations to develop new software and hardware innovations for realtime video and graphics. Additionally, the Szczecin office includes veteran staff for engineering, customer care, and professional services.

+ Boca Raton, Florida, USA: Avid is building a consolidated administrative support group at the new Boca Raton office, leveraging a strong work force to improve efficiency and productivity. The new office also serves as an important gateway to Avid’s customers in Latin America.

Additionally, Avid is committed to further investment in major US media markets, with more information coming later in 2016.

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