5 Fun Facts About HZO

Mallory McGuinness | May 27, 2020

At HZO, protecting your essential technology is the name of our game. If you have worked with us before, chances are you already know that protecting what matters most to you, matters most to us. But did you know why we are called HZO? Or why we moved our headquarters? Today, we are going to pull back the curtain and tell you a little more about our company. Here are five fun facts you might not have known about HZO.

1. What’s in a name?

HZO’s name is a play on “H2O” – the chemical formula for water. Although we protect electronics from all types of liquids and environmental dangers, waterproofing is such a critical part of what we do, so we incorporated it into our company name. The “Z” in our name stands for Zagg – the company that initially purchased our patented technology and initially helped build HZO into the global business we are today.

2. Dirty South, Clean Coating

HZO unveiled its new global headquarters in November 2019, which are centrally located in Morrisville, North Carolina, and Research Triangle Park- the heart of the south. We moved our primary location from Utah to the southern technology hub to recruit more talent, have access to local universities and colleges, and to allow for more company growth. That is just one small step for our global footprint, though! We have a presence all over the world, from Shenzhen, China, to Nyúl, Hungary. In fact, our latest global expansion was in April, when we opened our first manufacturing facility in Vietnam.

one phone underwater that is still working because of HZO protection and another that is dead because of water damage

Some of the global HZO family at the new headquarters open house in November 2019.

When we set out to protect electronic devices, we pledged to achieve new standards of excellence for our clientele, and we would like to think that we haven’t let them down.

3. We’re Well Read

We protect most of the eReader market from splashes, spills, and more. We have coated 80% of all eReaders out there, to be exact. This fact was discovered when the Editor in Chief of Good eReader, Michael Kozlowski, investigated companies’ claims into their waterproofing abilities for eReaders. During his research, he discovered that HZO’s technology is responsible for almost all the waterproof eReaders on the market! Read the full article here.

4. Some Serious Accolades

We don’t mean to brag, so we let our awards do that for us! Ever since our inception year, where we won the “CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award” and the “Top Emerging Nanotech Innovators” prize, HZO has received recognition for our trailblazing technology. Just recently, we were honored to receive two silver Stevie awards for our work in 2019! Other notable awards include the KES Innovation Award for Best Product of the Year, Gold Winner of Best in Biz 2016 Enterprise Product of the Year, and the Mobile Excellence Award as Best Technology Breakthrough Finalist.

5. We Love Our Customers

From Fortune 100 companies to trailblazing businesses, our customers, including Nike, Kobo, Motorola, Dell, Prismview, and Netatmo, have a special place in our hearts. When we set out to protect electronic devices, we pledged to achieve new standards of excellence for our clientele, and we would like to think that we haven’t let them down. There has not been a single product return attributed to our coating – ever. We love serving our customers and look forward to many more productive years in our business relationships.

But Enough About Us…

We would be delighted if you would share your story with us too! What matters most to your business? Are you looking to deliver a more reliable product? If so, we might be able to help. Contact us for a quote today, or send us a message just to say hi.

Mallory McGuinness

Mallory is an electronics protection evangelist who writes content for HZO. In her free time she is reading non-fiction, and hanging out with her beta fish, King Awesome.

Ryan Moore

Ryan is a 9-year veteran to the world of protecting electronics from harsh environments and a lover of all things technology.

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