The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced today that Orlaco, a global manufacturer of camera solutions for heavy equipment, on-road truck, crane and fork lift manufacturers, will open its first U.S.-based office and warehouse in nearby Pickens County, creating 65 jobs over the next five years.
“Orlaco’s decision to locate its first U.S. facility in Georgia further explains why our state is the No.1 place in the nation to do business,” Chris Carr, commissioner of GDEcD, said in a news release. “Being an excellent addition to a network of quality heavy equipment providers, Orlaco is taking advantage of our interconnected logistics infrastructure and a superb talent pool. I have no doubt that this fast-growing company will continue to flourish here.”
The facility, a former telecommunications building, is located at 33 Confederate Avenue. Once in operation, it will be the company’s North American warehouse, supplying camera solutions to major heavy industries in the state. The office will also operate as the company’s sales and marketing arm for the U.S. market. Hiring has already begun, and interested persons should contact Orlaco’s office in Jasper.
“We are pleased with this step within our worldwide expansion,” said Kurt Dekker CBDO of Orlaco. “With the new headquarters in Georgia, we can supply quality products to our existing and new customers faster. This expansion is a logical continuation of the success we already have in the North American market for years.”
Orlaco, founded in 1989 in Barneveld, The Netherlands, specializes in camera systems for excavators, wheel loaders, dump trucks, on road trucks, cranes, forklifts, shipping and emergency vehicles, supplying to major heavy equipment companies across the globe.
“Orlaco’s new headquarters in Georgia underscores the strength of our heavy equipment manufacturing network,” said Tom Croteau, deputy commissioner of Global Commerce at GDEcD. “The company will supply products to Georgia-based companies such as Caterpillar, John Deere and JCB, and we are confident that Orlaco will continue to reach new markets in North America through its headquarters in our state.”
The company will host a ribbon cutting for the new headquarters in late January.
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