Jenoptik Opens New Technology Campus in Michigan

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI, May 9, 2017 /CNW/ - The start of business operations marks the beginning of a new era of Jenoptik's automotive business in North America as the company relocates to a modern campus of engineering, production, sales and service for both industrial metrology and laser processing systems. Full operational capabilities are expected to be online by May 15th, 2017.

The new building covers 100,000 sq. ft., on a 16-acre campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Almost twice as large as its current facility, the new facility meets the latest standards in a production environment. Benefits include modern and flexible application areas, training and meeting rooms. "In our expanded laser application center, we will be able to demonstrate and perform feasibility studies, application-specific competencies, as well as cutting and welding services directly on-site," says Andreas Blind, V.P. of Sales, Services and Marketing.

The new facility will be equipped with modern systems and material for energy efficiency, including the latest in sensor-controlled office and plant LED lighting, as well as special energy saving HVAC systems, thus markedly exceeding U.S. and local environmental standards. Non-technological capabilities were also implemented, with a special floor thickness and ceiling height of 9 meters under the crane making it possible to flexibly produce customized solutions.

In this first expansion phase, the new facility will devote approximately 50 percent of its total square footage to production. It will also provide areas and flexible expansion options, in the medium term, for other Jenoptik activities and future planned growth in North America. In 2016, Jenoptik generated around 20 percent of group revenue, or 135 million euros in the Americas. In total, Jenoptik employs about 270 staff in the U.S.A.

SOURCE Jenoptik AG

For further information: JENOPTIK l Automotive, Andreas Blind, V.P. Sales, Marketing & Services, Phone: +1-248-853-5888, E-mail: andreas.blind@jenoptik.us


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