Axis’ Northern Europe team unveils new UK headquarters
Axis Communications has announced the opening of a new headquarters for its Northern Europe team in the UK.This move follows a successful 2011 for the business as Axis announces its end of year figures of net sales of over £335m and 33 per cent growth in local currencies.
With market research company Key Note forecasting that the UK CCTV market will rise in value by 30.1 per cent between 2012 and 2016 with significant growth from 2013 onwards*, Axis’ new headquarters in Watford, Hertfordshire is ideally located to support not only UK based installers and users of IP based surveillance but also those throughout the rest of the region and further afield.
One of the main features of the new headquarters is a state-of-the-art demonstration suite designed to showcase the Axis range of video solutions and offer demonstrations and product training in a classroom environment to Axis’ partners and customers.
Phil Doyle, regional director, Northern Europe, Axis Communications said, ‘Following a strong 2011 for the company and a promising start to 2012, this move comes at exactly right time for our team.
‘The new premises not only reflect the recent strong growth of IP based surveillance in the market, but it also provides a fantastic platform for our future plans for expansion.
‘We are already recruiting seven new positions and Watford is an ideal location to support our growth ambitions as it provides excellent national and international transport links.
‘The new headquarters has also allowed us to really focus on educating users of CCTV as they migrate to IP, demonstrating improved image quality and usability in a range of applications.
‘We selected Watford as the location for the new office as it is so easily accessible and we welcome our customers dropping in to take advantage of this investment.’
A key feature of the new premises is its purpose built training facility which will allow Axis to deliver its highly successful partner training and certification courses and which can be adapted to accommodate up to 80 visitors.
Axis puts its success during 2011 not only down to its competitive portfolio but also its global organisation and the new Northern Europe headquarters will further support the company’s expansion in 2012 and beyond.