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A Japan-based printer and equipment firm that opened a regional office in Irving last year is moving its Americas headquarters to North Texas.

OKI Data is moving its Americas base from New Jersey to 8505 Freeport Pkwy. in Irving, near the north end of DFW International Airport.

“Our Irving headquarters will not only be the central hub for our growing base of employees in the Americas but will also provide a collaborative setting to demonstrate our ever-evolving printing solutions and value-added services for our customers and partners throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America,” Kiyoshi Kurimoto, president and chief executive officer of OKI Data Americas, said in a statement. “The greater Dallas area is also an exciting, vibrant metropolis with an enormously rich talent pool that we know will be an asset for us as we grow.”

OKI Data officials said the Irving location is geographically suited to expand the company’s operations in North, Central and South America.

Late last year, the company said it would open a regional office in Irving, spending $3.5 million to set up the 100-employee operation. The company said the office would include a Technology Solutions Center for its customers and partners throughout the U.S.

OKI Data worked with Irving officials, the state of Texas, the Irving Economic Development Partnership and the Dallas Regional Chamber of commerce to locate the facility. The company received an $895,000 grant from the state’s deal-closure fund, Texas Enterprise Fund.

It’s too early to say how many people will work in OKI Data’s new headquarters, said Sergio Horikawa, deputy president of OKI Data Americas Inc. “We are still in the process of hiring the team. We will probably do more than planned” when the regional office was set up.

OKI Data has had its American headquarters in Mount Laurel, N.J., since 1972, he said. The company is a unit of Tokyo-based OKI Electric Industry, a $4 billion multinational corporation.

 

Presented by the Dallas Morning News, October 3, 2017

 
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