Bak USA celebrates expanded headquarters in Buffalo

Posted at 8:08 AM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 08:15:07-05

A Western New York company that builds mobile computers is celebrating new, expanded headquarters in downtown Buffalo.

Bak USA will officially unveil the updated Michigan Avenue space Tuesday evening.

The Danish company manufactures 3G and 4G tablets and employees assemble those tablets by hand. The company partners with local educators, Intel and Microsoft to deliver high-quality technologies to educational, retail, not-for-profit and government organizations in Western New York and around the world.

Bak USA first opened its Buffalo headquarters in the old Sheehan Hospital building in January 2015. 

At the time, company executives cited Start Up New York incentives as motivating the company's decision to set up shop in Buffalo. Under the Start Up New York program, the company doesn't have to pay New York State income, property, sales or corporate tax for 10 years after opening. 

The company's new expansion includes 10,000 square feet of space of the fourth floor and about 8,000 square feet on the lower level of their office in the Compass East building.

The expansion features a new product workshop.