COLUMBIA, S.C. – Paxton Access, a global manufacturer of security technology, has confirmed plans to grow its South Carolina footprint by building its new United States headquarters in Greenville County. The company is investing $10 million into the project.

Based in the United Kingdom, Paxton Access provides advanced security solutions through a portfolio of high-quality products. The company offers a variety of services including internet protocol (IP), wireless and battery-powered access control, and video solutions to provide reliable security for customers around the world.

Relocating within the county to 28 Global Drive in the Global Trade Park, the new Paxton Access facility will serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters and accommodate its growth trajectory. The new facility is expected to be operational in 2024.


Paxton Access’ new U.S. head office is being built to world-class standards. It reflects the scale of our ambition and belief in Greenville as a fantastic hub to attract talent and will service the needs of the North American market. We anticipate a rapid expansion of our technology manufacturing capability and delivery of associated services, generating jobs in the local community.”
-Paxton Access Chief Executive Officer Adam Stroud

“The success of global companies like Paxton Access in our state shows the world that South Carolina is a place where companies can locate and grow. Congratulations to Paxton Access on their expansion in Greenville County.”
-Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina’s tech industry is booming, and we are proud that companies like Paxton Access are on that roster. We appreciate the company’s $10 million investment in the Greenville community and know Paxton Access will accomplish great things in our state.”
-Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III 

“We are pleased to welcome Paxton Access to the city of Greenville and congratulate them on this announcement. As a company that is dedicated to ‘security made simple,’ Paxton Access will perfectly complement the innovative spirit that Greenville prides itself on. We are looking forward to celebrating the continued success of their growth in our community.”
-City of Greenville Mayor Knox White

“It’s always exciting to see an international organization choose to expand U.S. operations in Greenville County, as it proves that we have provided the pro-business environment, top talent, and essential ingredients for them to flourish. We salute Paxton Access for this decision to expand operations here and wish them continued success.”
-Greenville County Council Chair and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows

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Kelly Coakley
Director of Marketing and Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998