Optoma grows into new HQ

904optoma.1Optoma has opened a new European headquarters in Hemel Hempstead

Attended by the UK’s secretary of state for Work and Pensions David Gauke MP, the Hemel Hempstead HQ was officially opened on September 29.

Optoma EMEA has grown market share and outgrown its Watford premises.  It moved to the new site on September 8 and employs around 140 staff and is looking to recruit more in the coming year.

Now with almost 14 percent market share, Optoma is one of the top three projector brands across the EMEA region. In the last two decades the company has introduced numerous pioneering products, including the DVD all-in-one projector in 2005 (DV10) and a Pico projector, PK101, which won Time Magazine’s product of the year in 2008. Optoma has expanded its business into audio with the acquisition of the acclaimed Californian consumer audio company, NuForce, in 2014.

EMEA managing director Thierry Millet said that the move to the new HQ will allow the company to continue to develop new ‘future-focussed’ products. “We have always prided ourselves on our ability to develop products that are future-focused. For 20 years, we’ve been listening to our customers and creating the solutions they need,  said Millet. “These purpose-built facilities reflect our confidence in the future. With our core values of reliability, innovation and customer focus, we will maintain this momentum to offer even better products and solutions into the next two decades.”