Italian machine-tool maker moving North American HQ to Charlotte

Italian machine-tool maker moving North American HQ to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An Italian machine-tool company will move its North American headquarters to Charlotte from the Northeast, a relocation that will bring 25 jobs and $3.5 million in investment here.

Porta North America, a subsidiary of Porta-Solutions S.p.A., located near Milan, Italy, currently has its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.

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The company will move that office to flex space at 9233 Forsyth Park Drive in southwest Charlotte. It will also add a training center in the Charlotte building.

Maurizio Porta, CEO of Porta-Solutions, says Charlotte was appealing as a North American headquarters because many longtime customers of the company are located a short distance from the region.

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