RIVERSIDE, MO—New Zealand-based Gallagher is opening a brand new 56,000-sq.-ft.- headquarters and warehouse facility here December in a master-planned business park here.

The manufacturing firm specializes in products for animal management, security and fuel systems. Deputy CEO Steve Tucker said the company is indicating their long-term intention in the market. “We’re operating a significant team from a central facility making it easier for the customer to interact with Gallagher. The space in the new warehouse also means we can stock more products which will enable us to meet customer demands with more flexibility and adapt quickly to changing market needs particularly as our customer base expands.”

Tucker said the security base of the company is growing significantly. “The US represents nearly half of the world’s current demand for Gallagher technology particularly for our security products and we are still in the early stages of establishment. In this market we’re competing with large established players and our strategy is to focus on key vertical markets and find strategic local partners to work with,” he said.

Almost half of the firm’s North America employees will work at the new building, which will include sales, distribution, administration, marketing and warehousing operations. The building will officially open in spring 2013.