HZO Announces Headquarters Relocation to Raleigh, North Carolina

Move supports global growth with access to top talent and provides 10 times more U.S. manufacturing space and four times more research and development

RALEIGH, N.C. – March 26, 2019HZO Inc., a global leader in delivering world-class protective nano coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding corrosive and liquid environments, is relocating its headquarters from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Raleigh, North Carolina. The move reflects HZO’s extraordinary global growth and need to access technical talent, new business partnerships and cutting-edge technology.

The facilities in Raleigh provide HZO with up to ten times more U.S. based manufacturing space, four times more research and development space, and three times more lab space, supporting customer demand for thin-film waterproof protection.

“By 2020, there will be over 30 billion connected devices that require protection from the elements and everyday life,” said Simone Maraini, CEO, HZO. “For almost a decade, HZO has protected everything from consumer electronics to mission-critical devices, at a pace and scale that has earned it the trust of major household brands and industrial giants.” HZO’s global operations today spans 12 factories and manages a contracted workforce that will exceed 2,000 this year. HZO provides a turnkey solution by bringing together people, process, material science and capital equipment, leveraging an extensive patent portfolio to meet specific customer requirements to protect their products from rain, sweat, salt water, corrosion and more.

The Raleigh site, located in the largest research park in the United States, will enable the company to meet rising demand with ready access to top talent, including new graduates from local universities – Duke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Wake Forest.

“Our new facilities in Research Triangle Park will help ensure we continue to deliver unparalleled service and support to our customers. We’re grateful to Salt Lake City, which has been instrumental in helping us achieve this latest milestone,” said Maraini.

Raleigh also offers a coastal advantage, putting HZO in a prime location to better support its current global customers and extend its reach into growing markets such as automotive, internet of things and medical devices. The city ranks top five in places for business and top three in quality of life.

HZO expects to be fully operational in Raleigh by late Summer 2019.

To learn more about HZO, visit: www.hzo.com.

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About HZO Inc.

HZO is a global leader in delivering world-class protective nano coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding corrosive and liquid environments. The company brings together people, process, capital equipment and material science, leveraging an extensive patent portfolio to create unique solutions to meet specific customer requirements. Working with some of the largest companies across industries including consumer electronics, IoT, medical device and automotive, HZO delivers a better, more reliable and more durable water resistant and waterproof product that reduces costly returns, improves customer satisfaction and drives overall brand value. For additional information on HZO, visit www.hzo.com.

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Byrd
MCC for HZO
972-480-8383 ext. 224
elizabeth_byrd@mccom.com

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