NEC opens new Melbourne HQ, innovation centre

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NEC opens new Melbourne HQ, innovation centre

Moves out of Mulgrave and into Docklands.

Technology multinational NEC has cut the ribbon on its new Australian headquarters in Melbourne and an accompanying innovation centre.

The Docklands HQ will house 600 staff across 6000 square metres and two floors at 720 Bourke St. It is fitted out with an activity-based working design to encourage collaboration and innovation, NEC said.

The innovation centre will offer customers the ability to test out NEC products in the areas of facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, and enterprise mobility, the firm said. It is underpinned by NEC's software-defined networking technology. 

NEC's former headquarters was in Mulgrave, where it had been located for more than 47 years.

Victorian Innovation minister Philip Dalidakis was on hand to officially open the new facility.
 
"Victoria is fast becoming the place to do business, both in Australia and across the Asia Pacific, and with top tier companies like NEC leading the charge, our reputation is getting stronger and our talent pool deeper," he said in a statement.


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