(NOCROSS-GA)-August 5, 2019- Zodiac Data Systems Inc, now a subsidiary of the international company Safran Aerosystems, has opened their new office in the City of Norcross at 3005 Business Park Drive. This $500,000 expansion move will significantly enlarge their service capability as they grow from a 7,500 square foot area to 20,000 square feet.
Jeff Huggins, CEO of the American subsidiary, says that this location was particularly convenient for several reasons. The expansion facilitates new partnerships with local subcontractors and suppliers which will enable the company to reduce costs and shorten delivery times. Norcross is also highly accessible for current and prospective employees. Zodiac Data Systems Inc estimates the new operations will require 31 additional employees, with 20 working at the Norcross location and 11 in customer support across the country.
The current location under development was also chosen for its capacity for an ideal building configuration, the optimal price per square foot, as well as its excellent proximity to restaurants and hotels. The qualified workforce and strong business community found in Norcross were highly marketable characteristics for the expansion.
Zodiac Data Systems Inc, which has been in operation for 40 years, joined with Safran Aerosystems in February 2018 to become one of the largest aerospace companies globally. Zodiac provides flight test telemetry equipment, telemetry tracking antennas, and low earth orbit satellite tracking antennas. Their Cortex satellite high data rate receivers, telemetry tracking, and command systems (TT&C), which steer satellites in orbit, command an 80% worldwide market share. Their flight test telemetry equipment is used by commercial aircraft manufacturers and is onboard over 1000 U.S. Department of Defense aircraft.
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.
For more information: www.safran-group.com and www.safran-aerosystems.com / Follow @Safran on Twitter
About Zodiac Data Systems
Zodiac is world leader in Testing Instrumentation, Telemetry and Space Communications, and a subsidiary of Safran Aerosystems. They are 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.
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