(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) July 23, 2019 – Partnership Gwinnett joined Zodiac Data Systems (Safran Aerosystems), a world leader in testing instrumentation, telemetry and space communications, to announce the company’s relocation and expansion to the City of Norcross, Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia.
“Our expansion of operations here in Georgia continues the 40-plus-year Safran legacy in the United States of supporting U.S. customers and emphasizes our commitment to support U.S. National Defense with U.S. employees and U.S. suppliers. Our customers have recognized the value of our products and have facilitated the rapid growth in revenue since 2016 that is driving our need for this larger facility here in Norcross,” said Jeff Huggins, CEO of the American subsidiary.
“Zodiac Data Systems is proud to call Norcross and Gwinnett its new home,” continued Huggins. “We look forward to new partnerships with local subcontractors and suppliers that will ultimately reduce costs and shorten delivery times for our U.S. customers.”
“Gwinnett county’s economic success is a result of strong investments by companies like Safran,” said Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We look forward to their growth and continued investment in the region.”
“We’re pleased to see a worldwide leader in high tech manufacturing invest in our city,” said Craig Newton, Mayor of Norcross. “It shows that we are an excellent place to do business and a welcoming international neighbor.”
“Gwinnett County has a strong ecosystem of technology companies that are leading the industry,” said Megan Elwood, Project Manager at Partnership Gwinnett. “Zodiac Data Systems was searching for the ideal mix of a qualified workforce, a strong business community and an exceptional community and they found that in Norcross.”
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.partnershipgwinnett.com.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of $24.8 billion in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around $1.8 billion in 2018.Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
About Zodiac Data Systems
Zodiac is world leader in Testing Instrumentation, Telemetry and Space Communications, and a subsidiary of Safran Aerosystems and an international leading equipment supplier offering a wide range of products and solutions for tracking ground stations used by satellite manufacturers, integrators, operators and space agencies for satellite communications, Earth Observation or scientific missions.
About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.
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