HID Global is officially opening the doors to its new, $35 million world headquarters located in Austin, Texas.
Also serving as HID’s North American Operations Center, the new headquarters features 250,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and warehouse space across 22 acres of North Austin’s Tech Ridge area. The facility was designed to minimize environmental impact, meeting the specifications laid out by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.
The move to the new facilities will be a gradual one, but HID has begun the first phase of operations at the facility ahead of schedule and expects the new headquarters to be operating at full capacity by Q3 2015.
Plans for the new campus were announced in May 2012. By 2015 HID expects to employ nearly 400 employees at the facility, which will serve as the umbrella for the company’s corporate functions, manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distribution and sales.