Jenoptik is opening a modern technology campus for metrology and laser machines in Rochester Hills, MI. After relocation the week of May 8, 2017, full operational capabilities are expected to be online by May 15th. An internal opening ceremony with the company's executive board, local management, and staff is planned for mid-June 2017.
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The new building covers 100,000 sq. ft. on a 16-acre campus, almost twice as large as its current facility. The new facility meets the latest standards in a production environment for both employees and customers, with modern and flexible application areas that can be used simultaneously for 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 onsite," says Andreas Blind, VP of sales, services, and marketing.
In this expansion phase, the new facility will devote approximately 50% of its total square footage to production. It will also provide areas and flexible expansion options, in the medium term, for other company activities and future planned growth in the US.
North America is one of the company's strategic target markets, with an expected above-average growth in the coming years. In 2016, the company generated around 20% of group revenue (over $147 million) in the Americas. In total, the company employs about 270 staff in the US.
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