Canadian Axis Experience Centre officially open
Axis Communications officially opened its new Canadian office on Tuesday — a 12,000 sq.ft. Axis Experience Centre.
By Neil Sutton
Located in Mississauga, Ont., the centre offers a 32-seat training centre, an engineering and technology lab, demo areas for market-specific surveillance and security requirements, and more than 100 Axis cameras and related products.
Customers and partners were invited to visit the facility for an opening celebration which included an ice sculpture complete with beer taps, an “Axis” microbrew and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
“I think the biggest advantage of having the centre here is having Axis get close to the customer with our partners. We provide an atmosphere where my partners can bring in their customers to show a full solution and the possibilities of what you can do,” said Axis Canada country manager Bob Moore. “We have found that in our other centres across the U.S. and around the globe, having an Experience Centre like this is a way for those partners to really seal the deal and make things happen.”
The Mississauga Axis Experience Centre is one of several located across North America. The company plans to open one in each of its six major business areas in the U.S. Last year, during the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif., Axis provided a tour of its Irvine, Calif., Experience Centre. There are also centres in Axis’s headquarters in Lund, Sweden, as well as Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Munich, Germany.