HID Global formally announces the opening of its new, $35M World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, TX.
New World Headquarters and North American Operations Center features 250,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and warehouse space on 22 acres in North Austin’s Tech Ridge area.
Facility design is devoted to minimizing environmental impact, with the goal of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.
 
AUSTIN, Texas, January 14, 2014 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced the opening of its new World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas.  HID Global 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 Q3 2015.  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.  HID Global’s new World Headquarters and North American Operations Center will include the consolidation of the company’s corporate functions, manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distribution, and sales operations. 
 
“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.”
 
“Our North American operations consolidation, as well as the relocation of our Corporate Headquarters to Austin, TX, 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.
 
Who is HID Global?
If you’ve ever swiped a card to open a door or unlock a gate, then you most likely have used HID Global’s technology. Every day, and in nearly every walk of life, our products are chosen more than any others to protect property and data assets at organizations of all types and sizes.  Our customers span the globe and include small businesses, Fortune 1000 enterprises, multinational corporations, government agencies, citizens, universities, airports, industrial operations, and many others. Whether an identity is used to securely open a door, visually or electronically identify a person, authenticate or digitally sign a transaction, operate a device, make a payment, ensure trust of a device or individual, or electronically manage visitors, HID Global’s broad technology portfolio can provide a solution.
 
We’re Hiring
Please visit HID Global’s Career website for a complete list of current and future positions.
 
Construction Partners 
The operation center’s development and construction are being managed by a team of Austin- and Houston-area-based firms including Harvey Cleary Builders, a commercial general contractor headquartered in Houston, and Austin commercial real estate developer Live Oak-Gottesman. Austin-based Studio 8 Architects is responsible for the facility’s design, along with engineering consulting and design service partners Bury, Endeavor Real Estate Group LLC, and Carrillo Dean Landscape Architecture (CDLA).
 
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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, LaserCard® and HID®. HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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