Tampa, Fla. (January 23, 2023) – Australia-based Autoslide, a leading manufacturer of automatic doors, has announced the relocation of its North American headquarters from Glendale, Calif. to Tampa, Fla. The company plans to create 15 jobs over the next two years in administration, finance, sales, technology, warehouse and production roles.
Company executives cited lower business costs, a larger pool of talent, closer proximity to existing customers, and access to Port Tampa Bay as major selling points for their relocation decision. As a result, Autoslide expects to bring more product assembly here from Australia, and with that, the possibility to create additional jobs.
“We see huge growth potential in Tampa. With the larger space we were able to secure here, we expect to fill 80% of our global orders from the Tampa facility,” said Joseph Castonguay, president of Autoslide North America. “I believe the migration of other tech companies out of California will continue over the next couple of years. We’re excited to be in Tampa and to help this market grow its reputation as a top global business destination.”
Autoslide is leasing 6,840 square feet at Benjamin Center III, located at 5610 W. Sligh Ave., which will include office, showroom and warehouse space, as well as a training facility.
“This project aligns with several trends we’ve been seeing over the last couple of years – increase interest in foreign direct investment, strong activity from manufacturing companies, and corporate headquarters relocations,” said Angel Gonzalez, chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council Regional President of SouthState Bank. “We’re proud to welcome an innovative company like Autoslide to our thriving business community and we look forward to supporting them as they grow here.”
Autoslide’s automatic door systems turn manual doors and windows into automatic doors and windows. It’s the first full line of automatic door systems that have been geared toward the residential market.
Autoslide is a division of ADIS out of Australia, which has been producing commercial automatic door systems for over 35 years. Having won the Australian Design Award for excellence in product design and product efficiency for their modular commercial automatic door systems, the team of engineers at ADIS used their wealth of experience and knowledge to create the world’s first affordable Sliding Door Automation System for Homes. Autoslide now has four systems geared toward residential and light commercial automation: AutoSlide, MultiDrive, AutoSwing, and AutoLift. The primary market of focus for Autoslide is accessibility at home and in the office as well as independent living solutions.
About the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council
The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to advance a diversified local economy that is beneficial to all by attracting, expanding and retaining quality employers, a talented workforce and investment, focusing within targeted industry sectors, including Corporate Headquarters, Financial and Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Defense and Security, Distribution and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace.