Paxton, the manufacturer of electronic IP access control and door entry systems, has opened a state-of-the-art centre for technology and innovation alongside its current Brighton head office.
The Paxton Technology Centre is 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 in the access control sector, which has seen its turnover double every four years. The investment into this new facility forms part of the company’s business growth strategy.
Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Group Chief Executive, stated, ‘We are delighted with our new facility and feel it’s a real statement of intent showing the direction in which 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 Paxton Technology Centre also houses the company’s training suite, which will host free installer training sessions. This includes a hospitality area offering a relaxed breakout space for installers to relax. It also offers a fully connected space enabling them to work there if required.
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 s progress the company towards further global expansion and the diversification of its extensive product range.
Adam Stroud added, ‘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. Our ambition is to be listed as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, and integral to this has been to create a great company culture and a working environment that encourages flexibility, creativity and teamwork, and I truly believe we’ve achieved that with our new technology centre.’