ABB has moved its North American headquarters from Connecticut to North Carolina.

Automation technology company ABB has moved its North American headquarters to Cary, N.C., officials announced.

The new offices will be the base for overseeing 15,000 workers in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

Enrique Santacana, president and CEO of ABB North America, said the selection of Cary was logical.

“ABB already has a significant and growing presence in the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area in terms of proximity to some of our key customers, our employee base, and various divisional headquarters,” Santacana said. “After a thorough analysis of economic trends, commercial property rates and other cities, it became clear that there were many advantages in moving our headquarters to Cary.”

The company’s former Norwalk, Conn., headquarters will continue to operate as the company gradually relocates staff and operations, officials added.