Cubic Transportation Systems’ global operations centre has celebrated its second anniversary at their offices in Stockton, announcing that it is increasing headcount from 150 to 260 members of staff.
The move comes following a major $35million contract win in Australia’s biggest city, Sydney, where Cubic will provide the technologies to help run the city’s transport network, with the goal of safer and more reliable journeys across all modes of travel.
The support for the software will be managed from the Stockton offices, where the team have just renewed a 10-year lease, demonstrating the company’s long-term commitment to the Tees region.
Cubic manage transport across the UK and around the world 24-7.
These include city-wide transportation projects in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, New York and Sydney.
They are also behind contactless travel ticketing systems such as London’s Oyster card.
IT operations manager Craig Walton said: “The landmark project in Sydney, which will provide the city with one of the world’s most advanced transport management systems, will be largely managed out of the Stockton office.
“Running global projects, continuing to work closely with local universities and the signing of the 10-year lease indicates the faith we have in the region as a strong base of operations now and in the future.”
Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen, who visited Cubic on its Stockton offices this week, added: “I’ve been following Cubic’s work since first visiting its global operations centre earlier this year.
“I have been massively impressed with their work and delighted to see that they’ll be employing 100 additional staff. All of their hard work and success has bore fruit with these announcements.
“They have provided another jobs boost and their new ten-year lease shows a huge vote of confidence in the Tees Valley and our economy.
“This firm is at the forefront of some really exciting travel innovation and I can’t wait to hear what they have planned for the next ten years – and beyond.”