An advanced commercial virtual collaboration and communication audio-visual technology company has relocated its headquarters to Fishers.
Ultimate Technologies Group made the announcement Feb. 16, but the relocation happened in December 2020. The company plans to add up to 25 employees.
Ultimate Technologies Group stared in Launch Fishers in March 2017 with four employees and has since grown to 32 employees. Ultimate Technologies Group eventually expanded to a larger space in Fishers and then relocated to Carmel when it acquired Electronic Evolutions. It spent a year and a half in the Carmel space before relocating again to Fishers.
Now, the company operates in 12,000 square feet of space at 11793 Technology Lane in the Fishers Tech Park.
Ultimate Technologies Group President Will O’Brien of Fortville said the company’s growth is largely the result of having landed an unnamed contract from a large engine manufacturer based in Indiana. The client has 4,000 conference rooms worldwide, and Ultimate Technologies Group signed a contract to provide communication technology to those conference rooms.
“In IT, all companies (use Skype for video conferencing), and Microsoft announced Skype would be going away in 2021,” O’Brien said. (Microsoft) came out with a new product called Microsoft Teams, and then Zoom came out, so every company had a plan to migrate over to Zoom or Teams, but when the pandemic happened, every company converted to that new platform literally overnight because the old system wasn’t sufficient to do the collaboration that needed to happen with everybody working from home. Now, they’re about to go back to the office whenever the vaccine gets around, and they’ll be bringing people back to the office in what is referred to as hybrid workforce, where they’ll have some people at the office, some people working from home.
“Going forward, that requires a technology upgrade to all the conference rooms, and that’s why we’re doing that big project.”
Ultimate Technologies Group plans to add 25 jobs to Fishers by 2022 because of the growth.
“Ultimate Technologies is another success story we’re happy to share from Fishers,” Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness stated. “Just a few years ago they were a new start-up company in Launch Fishers. The team that Will has assembled and the growth they will experience over the next several years is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit here in Fishers.”
O’Brien said Ultimate Technologies Group works with companies to develop technology plans for a hybrid workforce that is different than what workforces were like before the COVID-19 pandemic. “Prior to COVID, employers mostly had an office-based workforce,” O’Brien stated. “Right now, most of those employees are working remotely. Recent data from the Gensler Research Institute suggests that most employees (70 percent) want to be back in the office the majority of their week, while only (12 percent) want to work from home full-time. Companies need help planning for the technology implications of having a hybrid workforce, where some employees are in the conference room, and others are working from home. Employees and customers expect a better experience now that they are power users of Microsoft Teams and Zoom.”