HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, opened its new $35 million World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas
. The campus features 250,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and warehouse space on 22 acres in North Austin’s Tech Ridge area.
The firm said it 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 2015. Almost 400 employees are expected to work at the new facility by 2015. The new center will include the consolidation of the company’s corporate functions, manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distribution, and sales operations.
“Our North American operations consolidation, as well as the relocation of our Corporate Headquarters to Austin, Texas, is an exciting development for HID Global,” said 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.”
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.
“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
said. “I’m pleased HID has chosen to call Texas home, and look forward to their continued success in the Lone Star State.”