ZKTeco investing $5M to relocate US headquarters to Georgia
ZKTeco is moving its U.S. headquarters to Alpharetta, a city located in northern Fulton County, Georgia, and will create forty new jobs and invest over $5 million in the project, Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Department of Economic Development announced today. New positions will be in inside sales, technical support, research and development, light assembly, quality control, and logistics.
ZKTeco USA is currently based in Fairfield, New Jersey and is the subsidiary of ZKTeco, a China-based developer and manufacturer of RFID and biometric recognition technology, including fingerprint, facial, finger-vein, and palm-vein readers. ZKTeco has more than 3,500 employees operating from 28 global subsidiaries.
“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,” explained ZKTeco chairman John Che. “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.”
“Many of our ground-breaking achievements in hybrid biometrics and artificial intelligence have attracted the attention of business leaders from all over the world,” added ZKTeco USA president and founder Manish Dalal. “So for me, Atlanta was the natural place to establish our U.S. headquarters. Having the country’s largest airport, nicest weather, rich American history, and numerous visitor attractions allows us to easily accommodate both our domestic and international customers.”
The new location will also include a 5,000 square foot customer experience center where clients can interact with the biometric and AI technology.
“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.”
In January ZKTeco USA announced a strategic partnership with V-Authenticate, an independently owned software developer known for its visitor management software called VAMS.