OKIN Process, a Czech Republic-based company that confirmed in 2018 plans to develop its U.S. headquarters in San Antonio, is pursuing a major expansion of its Brooks campus.

The business processor outsourcer, which employs about 100 people in the Alamo City, is working to essentially double its workforce. By the end of the year, OKIN’s San Antonio head count is expected to be closer to 700 and could grow much higher pending more contracted business.

OKIN Process CEO Tom Demarest, who describes what the company provides as a range of “high-tech, high-touch” back-office operations, has landed several large contracts since its arrival in San Antonio, including some significant recent wins. More deals are in the works.

OKIN Process is expanding its San Antonio campus to accommodate a much larger workforce. (photo credit: Kathy Bradley | OKIN Process)

That heightened demand for OKIN’s expertise means more jobs for Brooks and a greater economic impact on South San Antonio as Demarest said there is the potential for even greater expansion in the company’s American home.

“We can be as much as 1,500 people at the end of this year with what’s in our pipeline right now,” Demarest said.

Even the more conservative expansion will stretch OKIN’s infrastructure. The company launched operations here in a redeveloped Air Force building spanning some 35,000 square feet. It’s now putting the finishing touches on improvements to a second, similar structure nearby and is in talks with Brooks officials about the potential need for more space.

“We have proposals for them,” Demarest said, explaining that one of those options is to acquire raw real estate at Brooks where the company could build new headquarters space from scratch.

OKIN — which has an impressive client roster, including the Department of Defense, insurance companies and one of the largest telecommunications companies in the U.S., according to Demarest — could also look to repurpose a third existing structure.

“Companies want to do work in Texas, and that’s a big selling point for us right now,” Demarest said, noting that the company will work to build out its workforce by hiring as many people as possible from the city’s southern sector to keep more of that economic impact closer to home.

Individuals interested in working with OKIN Process can go to their careers page for the latest openings.

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