Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle announced today that Primetals Technologies USA LLC, a global leader in engineering, plant-building, and lifecycle partnership for the metals industry, intends to locate its U.S. headquarters in Alpharetta. The city will gain approximately 140 new jobs as the operation moves current staff, hires additional personnel, and invests more than $2 million over the next five years.
“Alpharetta, the Technology City of the South, continues to be a leading destination for corporate headquarters and technology-focused operations,” Belle Isle said. “Primetals Technologies USA LLC adds to Alpharetta’s already sterling portfolio of industry-leading companies. Their commitment to our community is a testament to our strong workforce, high- demand office market and business-friendly climate.”
Formed in January 2015 through a joint venture of Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Primetals Technologies USA LLC offers a complete technology, product and service portfolio that includes integrated electrics, automation and environmental solutions for the metals industry.
The company has nearly 9,000 employees worldwide, with 2,300 working at engineering, manufacturing and service center locations throughout North and South America. The new 35,000 square foot headquarters facility in Alpharetta will house engineers, engineering managers and technicians, as well as personnel involved in project execution, sales and support.
“When our joint venture began operations, the first consideration regarding office space was how to support our people,” said Satoru Iijima, President and CEO of Primetals Technologies USA LLC. “They are the best in the industry, and their working environment must reflect that. Locating fewer than five miles from the Siemens offices will facilitate this transition and strengthen our own corporate identity.”
Iijima also commented that the new office will be a state-of-the art facility, fostering collaboration and enabling Primetals Technologies to support its customers in the Americas as one united team.