Alpharetta will soon be the home of ZKTeco's United States headquarters.
A global manufacturer of RFID and biometric technology security solutions, ZKTeco will also create 40 new jobs and invest over $5 million in the relocation and expansion to Alpharetta.
Newly created job placements will consist of inside sales, technical support, research and development, light assembly, quality control, and logistics personnel.
“Alpharetta is excited to welcome ZKTeco into our community,” said Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin.
Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Economic Development made a joint announcement on Feb. 20.
“I am pleased to welcome ZKTeco to Georgia,” said Governor Brian Kemp.
The new location boasts a 5,000 square feet state-of-the-art customer experience center.
Within the center, "customers can physically interact with some the latest advancements in biometric and Artificial Intelligence technology, which is now prevalent in numerous access control, time and attendance, and targeted advertising applications," said in a news release.
“As global companies seek to expand in North America, they are finding that Georgia is an ideal location in terms of accessibility, cost-effectiveness, access to skilled talent, and an excellent quality of life. I am confident that ZKTeco made the right decision to locate their U.S. headquarters in Alpharetta," said Kemp.
ZKTeco USA will relocate from Fairfield, New Jersey.
According to a release, ZKTeco "is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of RFID and biometric recognition technology, including fingerprint, facial, finger-vein, and palm-vein readers."
“It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to announce that a global leader like ZKTeco will locate their U.S. headquarters to Georgia,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson.
ZKTeco has more than 3,500 employees operating from 28 global subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, U.K., Spain, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Dubai, India and more.
“In the pursuit of locating the right place for our new U.S. headquarters, Atlanta stood out amongst other cities because of the best in class infrastructure and a huge pool of quality and talented workforce,” said ZKTeco Chairman John Che.
ZKTeco USA President and Founder Manish Dalal described Atlanta as "the natural place to establish our U.S. headquarters."
“Our ZKTeco USA headquarters stocks, supplies, and supports our products for customers throughout North America and abroad. Operations include in-house sales and product support staff, as well as more than thirty nationwide manufacturers’ representatives who provide hands-on local sales support for our customers," said Dalal.
“The expanded headquarters will help accelerate the growth of our business in North America. We also plan to develop world class technology in the security industry by partnering with local educational institutions from this location and subsequently distributing the products we develop throughout our expansive network of global offices," said Che.
“Chairman Che and President Dalal have built a dynamic company built on innovation, much like our city, and we look forward to a prosperous future together," said Gilvin.
“ZKTeco joins a long line of international companies choosing our region as their introductory point to the U.S. market,” said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Hala Moddelmog.
“Their international investment is a strong reflection of our status as a global tech hub, including in the smart city and biometrics industries," said Moddelmog.