February 6, 2015: HID Global a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has announced it has completed the consolidation of its world headquarters and North American Operations Center here. The company has also achieved recognition by three organisations for successfully implementing some of the industry’s most stringent sustainability guidelines in the design, construction and operation of its 250,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and warehouse space.
“We are very proud of our accomplishments, and grateful for the tremendous support we’ve received from the Austin community during this process,” said Jason Bohrer, vice president and general manager for HID Global’s North American Operations Center. “This facility has become our focal point for worldwide manufacturing excellence and a showcase for operational quality and sustainability that will enable us to strengthen and expand our leadership offering of world-class secure identity solutions.”
Since opening its facility here in January 2014, HID Global has successfully achieved the following:
- Hired 310 employees.
- Completed consolidation of all North American manufacturing operations, with 45 percent of all global revenue now being generated out of the new facility. The facility is also expected to become the cornerstone for manufacturing government ID credentials that will be shipped around the globe. HID Global will be pursuing a number of additional security certifications for its operation in the coming 12 to 18 months.
- Earned recognition as the only industrial manufacturing facility in the state of Texas to achieve the highest, platinum-level distinction in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED rating program.
- Received a four- out of five-star rating from Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB), which focuses on the city’s more stringent energy, water and indoor environmental quality requirements.
- Was named one of the city’s best new buildings in Austin Business Journal’s 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Awards competition.
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use 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, IdenTrust, LaserCard, Lumidigm, and HID. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.