To support growing demand for its technologies Viavi Solutions Inc. reported its Optical Security and Performance Products segment plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona.
According to company officials, VIAVI also plans to transition its headquarters to the new facility, which is anticipated to house at least 100 employees by 2022. In preparation for this move, the company has already relocated its corporate headquarters to a temporary office in Scottsdale. The company’s San Jose office will continue to operate as a functional center of excellence and sales office.
“As a global company, the right locations have been critical to our business success, and we have always contributed to the communities where we operate,” said Oleg Khaykin, President and CEO, VIAVI. “We are excited to establish a major new hub in Chandler, Arizona and expand our involvement in the state’s optics ecosystem.”
VIAVI is a global leader in network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, government and avionics. The company is also a leader in light management solutions for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive and defense applications. In recent years, VIAVI has seen growing demand for OSP technologies, driving a need for manufacturing capacity expansion as well as for redundant capabilities.
“We could not be more thrilled that global industry leader VIAVI Solutions has chosen Arizona as the new home for its corporate headquarters and a manufacturing operation,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority. “Now more than ever, communications and optical technologies are critical for businesses, schools, governments and residents. Arizona provides the ideal platform for VIAVI to continue advancing its innovative products and serving customers worldwide.”
In seeking to locate a new facility, the company said it found that Arizona provided the ideal conditions of being business-friendly, offering a high quality of life at reasonable cost, and providing a strong base of talent. The Optics Valley region of Arizona is a world renowned hub for optics research and VIAVI is an Industrial Affiliate at the University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences.