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Optoma celebrates 20th birthday and opens new HQ
UK – The official opening of Optoma Europe’s new headquarters near Hemel Hempstead, UK took place recently. The leading international projector and audio brand, turned 20 years old on 1st September and moved to a larger HQ the following week. The UK’s Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP, joined staff at Optoma to officially open the new building.
Since it opened in 1997, Optoma EMEA has grown market share and outgrown its premises in Watford. It moved to the new site on 8th September, creating job opportunities for people across Hemel Hempstead and the wider area.
Now with almost 14% market share, Optoma is one of the top three projector brands across EMEA. In the last two decades the company has introduced numerous pioneering products, including the revolutionary DVD all-in-one projector in 2005 (DV10) and the world’s first 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.
More recently, the company introduced the first affordable 4K UHD projectors and the first projectors to feature DARBEE Visual Presence technology. Optoma also recently launched its first ProScene laser projector range with DuraCore and MultiColor features for professional installations.
Optoma products have consistently improved the projection experience and needs of consumers and professionals while forging partnerships that keep the company at the forefront of industry trends.
“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 Thierry Millet, managing director of Optoma EMEA. “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.”
David Gauke said: “Successful international companies, like Optoma, are important to the UK for driving growth, creating jobs and contributing to our economy. The success of the economy relies on innovation and innovative companies, like Optoma.
“We need to trade with the rest of the world and show the UK is open for international business, and I am delighted to welcome Optoma to my constituency.”
Originally established in Taiwan, Optoma EMEA headquarters opened in the UK in 1997. The company now has regional offices throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
2nd October 2017
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