Smart Card Manufacturing Company to Open Facility in Strongsville

OMEC Smart Card, LLC to bring 200 jobs to the area

OMEC Smart Card, LLC, a leading manufacturer of products that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and enterprise customers worldwide, announced today that they are considering the purchase of a building in Northeast Ohio to operate its first North American facility. The company anticipates hiring 200 employees at the new operations.

The growth is to accommodate and serve OMEC’s North American customers. The company, headquartered in Shanghai, China, cited a business-friendly environment, available talent and access to market as reasons for selecting the Strongsville location.

“We are looking forward to forming tighter bonds with our existing customers and expanding our North American customer base through innovative products, better service and faster turnaround,” said Eric Li, general manager for OMEC. “Thanks to the great support from the economic development team and local government, we are confident that we can grow successfully and bring value to the community.”

An economic development team including the city of Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Development Services Agency, JobsOhio and Team NEO worked with OMEC leadership to bring this new operation to Northeast Ohio.

The project is subject to state review and approval of incentives. 

“The city of Strongsville welcomes OMEC Smart Card to our community,” said Mayor Thomas Perciak, city of Strongsville. “OMEC Smart Card’s investment within our community, and the new job creation associated with the project, will benefit not only the city of Strongsville, but Northeast Ohio as a whole.”

“We and our partners at JobsOhio are delighted that OMEC plans to bring its first North American operations to Northeast Ohio,” added Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “With access to a growing base of technology companies to serve and our region’s manufacturing expertise, we look forward to supporting their success here.”

About OMEC Smart Card, LLC

Founded in 1994, OMEC is a leading smart card, tag and token manufacturer and designer, serving industrial, enterprise and government customers worldwide. OMEC operates a Visa and MasterCard certified state of the art manufacturing facility in Shanghai and have shipped over 10 billion products, including contact, contactless, dual interface cards and other products, used in telecom, financial, security and public utility markets in over 50 countries and regions. With vertically integrated expertise and extensive partnership with leading system providers and OMEC is your one stop shop for any smart card projects.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in Northeast Ohio’s 18-county region; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market Northeast Ohio as a region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. For more information, visit

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.