Paxton Technology Centre exterior

Paxton opens new centre for technology and innovation

UK – Paxton, a global brand of electronic IP access control and door entry systems, has opened a new state-of-the-art centre for technology and innovation alongside its current UK head office in Brighton.

The 29,000-sq. ft. Paxton Technology Centre is now home to the company’s product Research and Development departments and means that Paxton can continue to be at the cutting edge of design and technology within the security industry.

Paxton has enjoyed rapid growth to become the UK market leader in the access control sector, which has seen its turnover double every four years.  This continued growth was also evidenced earlier this year when it was named as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, as part of a ranking published by the Financial Times. The list compiled companies with the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015.

Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Group Chief Executive said: “We are delighted with our new facility and feel it’s a real statement of intent showing the direction the company is moving. It’s far from an ordinary working space and that’s because Paxton’s growth journey is also far from ordinary.

“For over 30 years, we have aimed for engineering excellence, designing and manufacturing intelligent and innovative security products. The investment we continue to make into product research and development, enables us to continue to drive innovation within the global security market.”

The whole building has been designed to create a dynamic and collaborative working environment and the open plan working space creates the perfect setting to support hundreds of decisions being made every day, to progress the company towards further global expansion and the diversification of its extensive product range.

Adam Stroud continues: “The Paxton Technology Centre is so much more than just a new building for Paxton. It is the physical embodiment of all our hard work, and a symbol of the company’s continued growth and success.

In the last three years we have launched in four new territories; France, Middle East, Scandinavia and South Africa and this year have undertaken a period of significant investment into our US operations.  The new technology centre is a demonstration of our commitment to moving forward, supporting both product development and innovation and enabling us to invest in the technologies we manufacture and export across the globe.”

Paxton has created a time-lapse video which highlights the construction and transformation of the new Paxton Technology Centre. Watch it HERE.