HID opens new HQ

14/01/14

HID Global has opened its new World Headquarters and North American Operations Centre in Austin, Texas.

The company says it has initiated its first phase of operations at the state-of-the-art facility ahead of schedule and expects it to be fully operational by the third quarter of next year. It features 250,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and warehouse space on 22 acres in North Austin’s Tech Ridge area. The plans for the new campus were announced in May 2012, with almost 400 employees expected to be at work in the new facility by 2015. It will include the consolidation of the company’s corporate functions, manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distribution, and sales operations.

“HID’s decision to move its worldwide headquarters to Texas is proof positive that our focus on low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and a skilled workforce helps create jobs and strengthen our economy,” says Texas Governor Rick Perry. “I’m pleased HID has chosen to call Texas home, and look forward to its continued success in the Lone Star State.”

“Our North American operations consolidation, as well as the relocation of our Corporate Headquarters to Austin, is an exciting development for HID Global,” says Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global. “Texas is an ideal location for our new facility, and will provide us an excellent platform for scaling our global operations to support the expansion of our leadership position in secure identity solutions.”

HID Global’s new World Headquarters will be the company’s largest facility worldwide, and has been designed to support future expansion. It will also house offices for regional management, customer service, engineering, purchasing, and quality functions. Hiring is underway, with more than 300 new positions to be filled over the next two years.

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