NCR announces investment to create jobs, drive innovation and develop talent
NCR selects Duluth, GA for its worldwide headquarters campus and Columbus, GA for a new North American manufacturing plant
Decision builds on global Center of Excellence for its worldwide customer services business in Peachtree City
DAYTON, Ohio – NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) announced today a major investment in innovation and people that will lead to the creation of 2,000 additional jobs in the State of Georgia as a result of a new global self-service innovation headquarters and a state-of-the-art manufacturing site for the company’s next generation NCR SelfServ™ ATM family.
NCR’s latest investment follows its announcement last October that it would establish a global Center of Excellence for its worldwide customer services business in Peachtree City, creating 916 jobs. NCR’s retail line of business is already based in Duluth, GA.
NCR decided to create a single innovation hub for its worldwide headquarters in Georgia after extensive analysis of potential US locations, using independent data on the available workforce, infrastructure, financial incentives and government tax structures.
Approximately 1,250 additional jobs will be created at NCR’s existing facility in Duluth, GA, by centralizing business strategy, technology development and support functions into a single US campus from several offices, including NCR’s current worldwide headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. NCR’s operations in Dayton will continue to include its data center and support for local customers.
Approximately 870 jobs will be created at a new Columbus, GA site, which NCR will use to manufacture advanced ATMs, including intelligent deposit, to drive its leadership in the North America market. NCR is to begin recruiting immediately for its manufacturing plant. The City of Columbus will use stimulus funding, provided by the Economic Development Authority, to purchase the building for the plant, which will be leased back by NCR.
“The decision to consolidate functions in Georgia and build a technology focused corporate headquarters campus is right in line with our business strategy to drive growth, improve our innovation output, increase productivity and continually upgrade our focus on the customer,” said Bill Nuti, NCR’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We will decrease time-to-market for innovative solutions, improve our internal collaboration, deliver next generation employee education programs and lower our current operating costs. NCR is already benefiting from Georgia’s pro-business environment through our existing operations. For example, we have recently created NCR University, working in partnership with world-class academic institutions in Georgia.”
“Today’s announcement is just the latest example of how strong the relationship is between this great multi-national company and our state,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “Georgia is a global destination for international commerce, and I know our vibrant corporate community welcomes yet another headquarters location of a worldwide leader such as NCR. We look forward to helping the company thrive thanks to our global business environment, outstanding education and workforce development initiatives and a quality of life that is second to none.”
NCR’s headquarters centralization will begin in July. NCR will work with those employees impacted in order to provide career services support and advice.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, gaming and public sector organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.
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