WINNERSH, United Kingdom, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KG, in his official capacity as UK Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, today joined Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) Chairman and CEO Howard Lance to officially open the company's headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The ceremony, which included a tour of the new facilities and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, took place in front of local dignitaries, senior defence and MOD personnel, senior broadcast media personnel, key partners and customers, as well as more than 200 Harris employees.
Alan Dye, finance director at Harris Systems Ltd. in the UK, commented: "We are extremely honoured by the presence of His Royal Highness on this very special day. It's a landmark event for all the hard working people at Harris who have contributed to the company's growth and success, and I'm sure it will be a day we'll remember for the rest of our lives."
The official opening of the EMEA Headquarters at Winnersh firmly establishes a European base for Harris Corporation, one of the UK's most successful communications and information technology companies. The company's RF Communications, Government Communications Systems, Broadcast Communications, and IT Services businesses will be represented and operate out of the facility. In addition to office and meeting space, the 73,250 square foot state-of-the-art building includes a dedicated Customer Briefing Centre that features displays and demonstrations of the company's key products, technology and solutions.
Harris Chairman and CEO Howard Lance remarked: "Today's ceremony demonstrates that innovative companies delivering high-quality products and services, can continue to grow even during a time of economic downturn. The opening of our new EMEA Headquarters sets in place a solid platform from which we can further grow the business in the UK and across EMEA. It is the latest chapter in our growth and development internationally, and provides a strategic base from which we can reach out effectively to all our key clients – whether in defence, national security, government, broadcasting, healthcare or emergency services."
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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