Securaplane Technologies, a subsidiary of British-based Meggitt PLC and a supplier of avionics products for business, commercial and military aircraft, relocated its operations center to a newly-constructed 55,000 square foot facility that will house 180 employees in Oro Valley, Arizona’s
Innovation Park, north of Tucson.
The company said Securaplane's strong market growth made it necessary to increase the size of its operations to support production programs for business jet, air transport, rotorcraft and military customers.
"Nearly 9 months ago, we broke ground at the site in Innovation Park, and now the dream is real. The Securaplane team and the construction team, along with the Town of Oro Valley, accomplished a remarkable feat of completing the construction and transitioning our operations flawlessly – on-time, at cost, and with impeccable quality. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude for the special care we received from the FAA office in Phoenix, our AS9100 certification agency, and, most of all, our customers, all of whom helped us succeed in this endeavor. I am sure this new facility will be key for Securaplane to continue its growth trajectory through innovation, customer satisfaction, and top-talent recruitment and retention."
"We are pleased to see Securaplane join word-class leaders Sanofi and the Roche Group's Ventana Medical Systems along our bioscience and high-tech corridor in Innovation Park," said Oro Mayor Satish I. Hiremath. "We're also proud that Securaplane was the first business to benefit from the Economic Expansion Zone."
Innovation Park is located in an Economic Expansion Zone, which Oro Valley Town Council approved in October 2012. The zone provides an overlay district that streamlines the process and reduces the time required to establish or expand a business in that area.