AUSTIN, Texas — HID Global has opened its new World Headquarters and North American Operations Center here in an effort to consolidate the company’s corporate functions, manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distribution, and sales operations.
The new 250,000-square-foot headquarters will be the company’s largest facility. Designed to support future expansion, it will house offices for regional management, customer service, engineering, purchasing and quality function. HID was formerly based in Irvine, Calif.
“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 state-of-the-art, sustainable 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.”
As many as 400 employees will work at the new facility, which is expected to be fully operational by 2015. Within the next two years, the company plans to fill more than 300 new positions.
“HID’s decision to move their 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,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry says. “I’m pleased HID has chosen to call Texas home, and look forward to their continued success in the Lone Star State.”
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