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Dutch-Based Smartrac Technology Group Expands in Columbus, Ohio Area

06/26/2018
Dutch-based Smartrac Technology Group, a global leader in RFID products and IoT solutions, plans to significantly expand its operations complex in metro Columbus, Ohio.

According to Columbus 2020, a specific location within the Columbus Region has not yet been determined. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, will invest a substantial amount, resulting in 30 new jobs over the next three years. Hiring for program and portfolio management, research and innovation, and solutions development positions will begin immediately.

“The Columbus Region offers a vibrant tech community, a startup ecosystem and access to excellent academic and research institutions such as Battelle, The Ohio State University and the Columbus College of Art and Design. These characteristics provide the capabilities we’re looking for and create a talent pipeline that can fulfill our needs,” said Dinesh Dhamija, Chief Technology Officer at Smartrac. “We looked for a place with a strong startup culture, and the Columbus Region was a standout choice as the emerging smart city leader and home of innovative software entrepreneurs.”

Smartrac will primarily augment its software, solutions innovation and technology portfolio management functions in the Columbus Region, with support for other company operations.

“Smartrac is well established in several U.S. locations, but it chose to build a new software development center here in the Columbus Region,” said Ted Griffith, Managing Director for Information Technology at JobsOhio. “We and our partners at Columbus 2020 welcome the confidence in Ohio’s strong IoT economy that this investment demonstrates, as well as the 30 new IT jobs Smartrac is bringing to the Region.”

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