Biometrics firm says it is bringing new jobs, $5M to Alpharetta

A manufacturer of biometrics technology is opening a customer service center in Alpharetta, claiming to bring 40 new jobs and investing $5 million in Fulton County.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s office announced ZKTeco’s new $5,000-square-foot center on Wednesday.

Biometrics is the type of boarding technology that Delta is using at the international terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to scan faces instead of passports, making it the first "biometric terminal" in the country.

ZKTeco did not detail how the $5 million would be spent, and a spokesperson was not immediately available when The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called to confirm the location and the opening date of the center.

The press release said the 40 new jobs will include roles like sales, technical support, light assembly, quality control, logistics and research and development.

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At the center, customers will be able to physically interact the biometric and artificial intelligence technology.

Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin said in the news release that ZKTeco was a “dynamic company built on innovation, much like our city, and we look forward to a prosperous future together.”

The company’s United States headquarters is in Fairfield, New Jersey, a few miles northwest of Newark. There are 3,500 employees spread across 28 global subsidiaries.

“In the pursuit of locating the right place for our new U.S. headquarters, Atlanta stood out amongst other cities because of the best in class infrastructure and a huge pool of quality and talented workforce,” ZKTeco Chairman John Che said in Kemp’s announcement.

Che added that “we also plan to develop world class technology in the security industry by partnering with local educational institutions from this location and subsequently distributing the products we develop throughout our expansive network of global offices.”

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