Thursday, January 6, 2011

ThyssenKrupp Announces New Alpharetta Operation

Company will invest $30 million and create up to 110 jobs

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that ThyssenKrupp, a global integrated materials and technology company, will locate its North American IT Shared Services operations in Alpharetta in Fulton County. The company will invest $30 million and create 110 new jobs at this location, which will serve as the company’s wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary providing IT services to all of its North American operations.

“ThyssenKrupp’s expanded presence in Georgia is proof of the company’s deep commitment to our state, and a great testament to our progressive business climate and other assets that make these opportunities possible,” said Governor Perdue. “This is certainly an exciting announcement to start the new year for ThyssenKrupp and the people of Georgia.”

ThyssenKrupp’s new Alpharetta location will be known as ThyssenKrupp IT Services North America. The company already has operations in Georgia, including ThyssenKrupp Elevator USA, which is also headquartered in Alpharetta.

“ThyssenKrupp’s decision to expand their presence in Alpharetta is exciting news for our community and for Georgia,” said Alpharetta Mayor Arthur Letchas. “This is clear testimony to the positive business environment that Alpharetta offers and to Georgia’s strength as a location for technology industries.”

Metro Atlanta ranks tenth among cities with the highest concentration of Global 500 companies like ThyssenKrupp, and is one of only three U.S. cities in the top ten world ranking. Global companies are attracted to the Atlanta region due in part to the area’s connectivity to Georgia’s advanced network of logistics and its talented workforce. This region ranks first in the U.S. for growth in highly-educated people ages 25-34, which is a highly coveted demographic of talent for high tech companies like ThyssenKrupp.

“Global companies move headquarters to Atlanta to be near the best international airport in the world that gives them access to key domestic and international markets and customers,” said Sam A. Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “An abundant educated workforce provided by our many world class colleges and universities, our competitive cost of doing business, and excellent quality of life, made Atlanta the choice location for ThyssenKrupp.”

Candidates interested in learning more about career opportunities at ThyssenKrupp’s Alpharetta location can get more information by calling the Georgia Department of Labor, 404-679-5200. Georgia Department of Economic Development project manager Blair Lewis assisted the company with this location, in collaboration with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Development Authority of Fulton County, the City of Alpharetta, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Power.

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