A global producer of e-mobility charging systems will soon call Georgia home.
Governor Kemp made the announce Wednesday that Heliox will establish a North American headquarters in Atlanta. The expansion of the location is expected to create at least 70 clean-energy jobs in the region within the next 12 months. Heliox will be hiring for positions in engineering, software development, sales, administration, and management.
Estimated to open on June 1, Heliox’s North American headquarters will be located on Ottley Drive Northeast in the Brookwood Hills area, and will include a campus for research and development and corporate offices. The state solidifying its position as a leading U.S. location for producing electric vehicle supply equipment, coupled with Georgia’s highly educated pipeline of talent, led Heliox to commit to making Georgia its North American headquarters.
Heliox is currently headquartered in the Netherlands where it is a market leader in fast-charging systems for electric vehicles – from public transport and e-trucks to passenger vehicles, marine, mining, and port equipment vehicles. The company’s chargers enable operators to improve their performance while reducing their environmental impact. To date, Heliox has installed more than 1,600 high-powered and fast-charging points worldwide and has implemented one of the world’s largest e-bus projects.
“I am glad that Heliox has selected Georgia as their North American home,” Governor Kemp said in a news release. “Georgia’s reputation as the number one state for doing business, as well as the state’s unwavering support for private-sector innovation, has continued to create countless jobs for hardworking Georgians and put Georgia on the world stage as a leader in the transition to e-mobility.”
“Atlanta is the perfect launch pad for our North American operations. Locating both the headquarters and the research and development training facility in Atlanta, we will be close to our customers to offer the highest level of support and service. In addition, the local talent available in the city and universities will fuel our rapid growth,” said David Aspinwall, President of Heliox North America. “It is an exciting time for the electric vehicle market, and we are excited to grow our technology in the U.S.”
The company has also been working closely with Georgia Tech on developing internship programs and opportunities for further research and development partnerships.