Kudelski Group, a global leader in digital content distribution and security and in access control security solutions, has selected Phoenix for its second global headquarters. The Group will retain its corporate headquarters in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, which will also continue to serve as the company’s center of excellence for security technology research, development and innovation.
The Phoenix facility will act as the headquarters for the Kudelski Group’s cybersecurity business, Kudelski Security, which is led by renowned technology CEO and Arizona resident, Rich A. Fennessy. This in addition to, as André Kudelski, chairman and CEO, says, “Opening a second Kudelski Group headquarters in Phoenix will provide the Group with better access to the world’s largest market and will enable us to serve more effectively our existing and future customer base in the Americas.” The Kudelski Group’s technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management. Its three main activity sectors include digital television, cyber security solutions and public access solutions.
Greater Phoenix’s business-friendly environment, proximity to other technology hubs, developed infrastructure and access to highly skilled professionals were key factors that influenced the Group’s decision to locate its second global headquarters in the area. Says Kudelski. “Since its creation in 1951, the Kudelski Group has been a thought pioneer, and in the 21st century, Arizona is the place of choice for digital-age pioneers.”