Four European companies pick Philadelphia for U.S. headquarters

Article by Jeff Blumenthal (July 5, 2017). Retrieved from the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Four European companies with products including military apparel, software and electric cars have selected Philadelphia as their U.S. headquarters and will open offices here later this year, the Philadelphia Department of Commerce confirmed. Two of the four are direct result of the Commerce Department's sixday trade and investment mission to Europe last September.

Here is a breakdown on each company:

  • Tactical Pro USA from Italy sells military apparel such as gun accessories, clothing, tactical lights as well as medical, rescue and communications equipment. [...]
  • Clem is a French company founded in 2010 that bills itself as the first electric vehicle sharing operator to offer carpooling via its user interface. The platform for managing eco-mobility stations can be accessed via the web or a smartphone application. [...]
  • LambaWerk is a German company that produces software dealing with Medicaid and Medicare for healthcare payers and providers. Because the product can only be marketed and sold in the U.S. it needed to have an office on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Philadelphia Commerce Department officials met the company’s executives during last fall’s trade mission. [...]
  • Cave Digital, a Portuguese software company focused on corporate governance products, chose Philadelphia over New York after a chance encounter with Philadelphia Commerce Director Harold Epps on last fall’s trade mission. [...]

Philadelphia officials have been busy trying to lure international companies. Several Israeli companies
have set up shop and a recent trade mission to China and South Korea produced reciprocal visits.

 

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