ROSWELL, Ga. — One overseas businesses has recently decided to call Roswell its home away from home, not just for the state of Georgia, but for the entirety of North America. The Georgia Department of Economic Development recently announced that the Danish company Kamstrup has selected Roswell as its new region headquarters, bringing 52 jobs to the area.
“It’s incredibly significant to the strength and prestige of both the business community and the city as a whole,” said Roswell Inc’s Executive Director Steve Stroud. “Not only does this create new, high quality jobs in Roswell, but Kamstrup is also bringing with them a large investment of international equipment to this location. And we expect they will continue growing and expanding their operations here in the coming decade.”
Kamstrup is an international company spread out across 24 countries that supplies electricity, district heating and water metering solutions. Founded in 1946, Kamstrup prides itself on measuring and managing both energy and water consumption worldwide. It is headquartered in Skanderborg, Denmark and employs over 1,200 people. It has 18 distributors in America.
“By the rapidly growing sales in the USA and need for a production plant in North America, Atlanta and Fulton County was the natural choice,” said Kamstrup CEO Lars Bo Kristensen. “We see an increasing need and interest for intelligent and accurate water metering solutions for the water utilities. But also, the individual consumer has an increased focus on the usage, as the cost for clean water increases year by year.”
The move was facilitated along with Roswell Inc, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Danish Trade Commission in Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Power.
Roswell Inc got involved in the project in the beginning on 2017, when Kamstrup had a small office presence in Sandy Springs. When the company began to seek a larger office for a possible headquarters in the metro Atlanta area, Roswell Inc jumped on the opportunity to present Roswell as a top choice.
According to Carisa Turner, Roswell Inc’s director of communications and public relations, Kamstrup chose the city for several reasons, including its pool of talent, quality of life and the opportunity zone.
The move has helped solidify relations between the state of Georgia and Denmark.
“We are proud to have Kamstrup locate its North American headquarters here in Roswell,” Stroud said. “This project is a great example of the impact strong collaboration by state, regional and local economic development agencies has in landing quality, innovative companies in our region. We are thrilled to have Kamstrup make its home in our city.”