Enterprise IP video technology company Exterity is expanding its Fife presence by moving its global headquarters to a fully refurbished 13,000 sq ft office and production space at St David’s Business Park in Dalgety Bay.
Founded in Fife in 2001, Exterity has grown to become one of the world leading providers of IPTV technology. The move follows rising demand for Exterity’s IP video solutions across all regions and market segments in which it operates, and supports the technology firm’s plans to double its workforce over the next five years.
Exterity founder and CEO, Colin Farquhar said: “This is an important step in the future of Exterity and will enable us to continue offering the best services and solutions to our customers while expanding our corporate functions to meet our global growth objectives. We currently employ over 70 staff, 54 of whom are based here at our HQ in Dalgety Bay and we have plans to hire around 20 more this year. We have always found Fife a great location to grow an international business and as we move to the next stage of expansion, Fife continues to offer the right facilities to support us. Our location in Dalgety Bay also provides excellent access to Scotland’s strong engineering talent pool and will enable us to double our Scottish workforce by 2020.”
Kerry Sharp, Head of Scottish Investment Bank said: “We have been working with Exterity since 2003, and it is exciting to see them moving into new premises to accommodate their growth plans. They are a very innovative business, with impressive international networks and a strong management team and we look forward to continuing to support Colin and the team to deliver on this next phase of growth for Exterity.”
Cllr Lesley Laird, Depute Leader & Spokesperson for Economy & Planning said: “I am delighted that Exterity have committed to continue their expansion in Fife. Our aim is to make Fife the best place to do business. As well as attracting new businesses, we are always delighted when we can support a company of the calibre of Exterity to stay and grow. Fife is a great location and Exterity have identified the benefits and support that Fife can offer – I wish them well on their future growth and development.”
“Working closely with video over IP experts, Exterity enables us to offer advanced IPTV systems to our growing client base across the UK,” said Jason Cross, Managing Director or FES Support Services Limited. “We’re proud that we can install solutions based on Exterity’s product portfolio that help solve today’s enterprise communication challenges.”
In addition to its Scotland based Headquarters, Exterity has established offices in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America and South Africa, as well as a large local presence in over 50 countries through its StreamForce partner network of distributors and resellers.
The Exterity enterprise IP video systems are used by a wide range of organizations, from large corporations streaming video content to multiple displays around the premises, to SMBs delivering multiple news sources to mobile devices to enable staff to make accurate decisions in short timeframes. The company also works with airports, stadia and hotels to help them offer high quality information and entertainment to visitors on a variety of screens and devices. Customers include the Scottish Government, the Best Western Olive Hotel in Bahrain, the NHS, the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Australia, the Spanish Airport Authorities, TV network Phoenix TV Beijing, University College London and many more.
(Photograph: Colin Farquhar, Exterity Executive and Cllr Lesley Laird)
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