His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KG, Officially Opens Harris Corporation's EMEA Headquarters in Winnersh, UK

"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 defense, national security, government, broadcasting, healthcare or emergency services."

~ Howard Lance, Chairman, President and CEO of Harris Corporation

His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KG, in his official capacity as UK Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, joined Harris Chairman and CEO Howard Lance to officially open the company's headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) on December 9.

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 defense and MOD personnel, senior broadcast media personnel, key partners and customers, as well as more than 200 Harris employees.

The official opening of the EMEA Headquarters at Winnersh firmly establishes a European base for Harris. The company's RF Communications, Government Communications Systems, Broadcast Communications, and IT Services businesses 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 Center that features displays and demonstrations of the company's key products, technology and solutions.

View video footage of the grand opening below.


The Harris facility in Winnersh, UK embodies Harris sustainability principles and practices.
  • Heating, cooling, ventilation, and insulation minimize CO2
  • Incorporates Brownfield principles: built on the site of an existing building within well-established business area and with public transport to minimize auto travel
  • All lighting uses low-energy lamps
  • Commitment to locally sourced materials, subcontractors and minimal waste
  • All timber used in the project Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited
  • Furniture easy to disassemble and up to 99 percent recyclable
  • BREEAM certified - leading environmental assessment method for buildings
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