HID Global to build new North American operations center

Access control and identity solutions provider HID Global announced this week that it is building a new North American operations center in Austin, Texas.

According to a statement, the company plans to break ground on construction of the new 200,000-square-foot "Genuine HID Operations Center" in December. Once completed, all of the company’s existing manufacturing operations, warehousing, distribution, and customer service activities across the continent will be consolidated into the facility.

HID said that the decision to locate in Austin was the result of a "comprehensive evaluation process" and that the center "represents a significant investment in the company’s ongoing advancements in delivery performance, product quality and facility security while minimizing its environmental impact and maximizing the process efficiency of its global operations."

"The robust business climate and positive economic conditions in Austin were strong considerations in our final site selection," said Denis Hebert, president and CEO of HID Global. "Of equal importance was that the innovative, vibrant culture in the community aligns so well with our company culture and values. The bottom line is that Austin is a great place for us to invest in the future growth of our business."

"HID Global is a valued partner in our nation's efforts to strengthen cybersecurity," said Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of Homeland Security Oversight and founder of the Cybersecurity and High Tech Congressional Caucuses. "Their North American operations center is a perfect fit for the vast concentration of high tech employers in Central Texas and specifically in the 10th Congressional District. I look forward to working with HID Global both in the Congress and at home to advance our common goal of strengthening our national security."