Dematic a global leader in integrated automated supply chain technology, software, and services has announced it will be building a $30 million global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The headquarters will include 230 technology jobs with it, the company employs more than 7,000 worldwide.
Dematic is part of the larger KION group which operates in 100 countries. The company said it’s the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
The headquarters, a victory for the region as it focuses on becoming a competitor in the tech industry, will be housed in Midtown’s CODA building which was purposefully designed to attract tech companies and start-ups. The building is shared between Georgia Tech and companies from all over the planet. CODA has been referred to as one of Atlanta’s most important office building projects in decades and Dematic will join such residents as WeWork, DPR Construction, and Keysight Technologies. The building offers over 750,000 square feet of coworking space.
Dematic will be housed on the 17th floor of the building and leased about 37,000 square feet in the tower, which is set to have its grand opening in May. The tech company used to be headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan before settling on a new site in Atlanta.
Dematic has had employees stationed in the Atlanta metropolitan area in several locations for years, among them: Peachtree Corners and Griffin, as well as, Buckhead’s Three Alliance Center. The company has been quietly performing a search for a new headquarters for months.
On the headquarters move, Dematic President and CEO Hasan Dandashly said, “Technology is at the core of what we do. We are the leading supplier and partner in the advanced automated logistics and materials handling industry. Our solutions combine the latest advancements in software, robotics, and mechatronics to drive optimal performance for our customers.
Innovation has enabled us to be a market leader through the first three industrial revolutions. Establishing our headquarters in Atlanta reflects our commitment to remaining a world leader in technology and innovation in the supply chain solution space through industry 4.0.”
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also discussed the good economic news, “Our dynamic, pro-business environment is one of the reasons that Georgia is so successful in attracting innovative companies like Dematic.
By providing businesses with world-class talent, accessibility to global markets, and broadband infrastructure, our state will continue to be a leader in attracting and supporting tech companies.”
The Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, also put out a statement on Dematic coming to her city, “I am very pleased to welcome Dematic to Atlanta. The world-class talent coming out of our universities and technology assets Midtown offers continue to make the City of Atlanta a top choice for global technology companies to locate their business. The more than 230 jobs created through this move will provide new economic opportunities for more Atlantans.”