German company expands North American headquarters in Gwinnett

PEACHTREE CORNERS — German company Sortimo International celebrated the expansion of its North American headquarters in Peachtree Corners this week.

The expansion to the Northwoods Circle facility is expected to bring 30 new jobs and serve as a pre-assembly and installation center for metro area clients, a press release from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce said.

“This expansion marks an exciting time for our company — this facility will further enable us to provide service and products to our customers locally and nationally,” said Mahendra P. Srivastava, president of Sortimo of North America, Inc. “Since establishing our North American headquarters here more than five years ago, Gwinnett County has proven to be an ideal launch pad for growing and expanding our products and customer base.”

The company is a leading provider of van-racking solutions, offering the lightest weight organizational system for trade vehicles and is the only crash-tested system in the industry, a press release said. The expansion will allow the company to distribute a new product line, created through a partnership with Knapheide Manufacturing Company, “Sortimo by Knapheide,” which will service more than 240 Knapheide distributors throughout North America.

“Gwinnett County is proud to continue to be home to Sortimo, and welcomes the expansion of their North American headquarters in Peachtree Corners,” Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said. “The company’s innovative product offering, strong global presence and growing market success make them a valuable asset to our community.”

The announcement affirms Gwinnett’s reputation as a global business hub, said Troels Adrian, the senior project manager for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett.

“We continue to see strong growth in our existing international businesses, and we keep adding more,” Adrian said. “Over the past three decades, Gwinnett County has leveraged its diversity and access to global markets to become a true hub for international companies seeking to expand their presence in the United States.”