Jenoptik is building a modern technology campus in Rochester Hills for engineering, production, sales and service for metrology and laser machines for the North American automotive industry.
JENA, Germany and ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - On May 31, the Jenoptik Executive Board held the groundbreaking ceremony in Hamlin Road, with Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett attending. The new location is currently the largest single investment of Germany-based Jenoptik Group. The total amount includes the property purchase and construction in direct vicinity of the current Jenoptik site. Relocation is planned for the spring of 2017.
The new technology campus will cover a total area of nearly 16 acres while, in the first expansion phase, the new building will have 100,000 square feet of space, almost half of which is production space.
"The state-of-the-art campus allows us to get even closer to our customers in the US automotive industry", explains Jenoptik President & CEO Michael Mertin. "The building will be equipped with modern systems and materials for energy efficiency. We will markedly exceed US and local standards and, for that purpose, we planned additional budget."
The investment allows Jenoptik to pave the way for planned future growth or technical upgrades. The technology group has had an in-house production facility in Rochester Hills since 2007 and currently employs more than 100 local staff. Jenoptik manufactures metrology and laser machines for manufacturing processes.
North America is one of Jenoptik's strategic target markets with an expected above-average growth in the coming years. In 2015, Jenoptik generated around 20 percent of group revenue, or 130 million euros (143 million US dollars), in the Americas.
SOURCE Jenoptik AG
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