October 05, 2022
Global Headquarters Growing in Greenville
A global manufacturer of security solutions is banking on Greenville’s great quality of life to attract top talent to its new U.S. headquarters.
Paxton Access, a security tech company based in the United Kingdom, announced today it is building a new $10 million headquarters at the Global Trade Park just off I-85 near Highway 276. Paxton already has a facility in Greenville County, but those operations will move to the new headquarters site early next year.
“We are pleased to welcome Paxton Access to the city of Greenville and congratulate them on this announcement,” said Greenville Mayor Knox White. “As a company that is dedicated to ‘security made simple,’ Paxton Access will perfectly complement the innovative spirit that Greenville prides itself on. We are looking forward to celebrating the continued success of their growth in our community.”
Paxton has been manufacturing market-leading technology that provides secure access to thousands of buildings in healthcare, education, retail, and the public sector in 60 countries every year.
The company’s CEO, Adam Stroud, said, “Paxton’s new U.S. head office is being built to world-class standards. It reflects the scale of our ambition and belief in Greenville as a fantastic hub to attract talent and will service the needs of the North American market.” Stroud continued, “We anticipate a rapid expansion of our technology manufacturing capability and delivery of associated services, generating jobs in the local community.”
The company did not disclose how many new jobs this expansion will create, but the City of Greenville’s Economic and Community Development Director said the city will sell itself to top talent.
“If we create a phenomenal quality of life for our residents, businesses will want to be here,” said Merle Johnson. “All you have to do is come and visit the great city of Greenville, walk down our Main Street, see Falls Park, and now go to Unity Park, a 60-acre park that just opened this year.”
In response to the Paxton announcement, South Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce applauded the growth of the technology sector in the state.
“South Carolina’s tech industry is booming, and we are proud that companies like Paxton Access are on that roster,” said Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III. “We welcome these new tech jobs in the Greenville community and know this company will accomplish great things in our state.”
The city and its partners collaborate to build an ecosystem where innovative companies feel welcome and know they can thrive. Merle Johnson believes they really can change the world from here.