ZKTeco opens US headquarters
22 February 2019 10:37 GMT

ZKTeco, a China-based firm providing security, biometric access control and time management solutions, is moving its U.S. headquarters to Alpharetta in Georgia.

The company, which has dual headquarters in the cities of Dongguan and Xiamen and a broad manufacturing base throughout China, currently has its U.S. subsidiary based in Fairfield, N.J. It also has innovation centers in Silicon Valley, Hangzhou and around the world. 

ZKTeco offers a broad array of products, from large stand-up AI-enabled screens and panels to X-ray machines used for cargo, to smaller radio frequency identification card and Bluetooth readers for access control. It claims to be the “world’s largest manufacturer of RFID and biometric recognition technology, including fingerprint, facial, finger-vein and palm-vein readers.” 

The company has 3,500 global employees in 28 countries. 

Alpharetta was targeted for its talented workforce, as the company plans to develop new products there in partnership with local universities, executives said in a news release issued by Gov. Brian Kemp’s office. 

Chairman John Che hinted that the north Fulton County headquarters could become a significant export base. 

“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,” Mr. Che said in the release.