Tyco International's new US$ 11 million center of technical excellence was officially opened in Belfast, supporting its electronic security products business.
In 2006, Tyco announced plans to create a center of technical excellence in Belfast - supported by Invest Northern Ireland - which would increase the competitiveness of its product engineering and design functions. CEM systems, a part of Tyco, and Invest NI have been partners for many years and their collaboration has helped Tyco build a foundation of technical capabilities in Northern Ireland.
Construction of the Center of Excellence was completed recently. The new facility is now fully operational and fulfilling technology and product development objectives for Tyco's global access control and video systems companies, including CEM, American Dynamics, Software House, and Kantech.
Mark VanDover, President of Electronic Security Products, was on hand to officially open the new centre. "This new centre has consolidated our capabilities in Northern Ireland, bringing together core parts of the electronic security business in a modern, purpose-built property, which includes a specially designed R&D and product engineering facility," he said.