Jenoptik relocated to a modern 16-acre technology campus of engineering, production, sales and service for both industrial metrology and laser processing systems in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
The new building covers 100,000 sq. ft. and is almost twice as large as its current facility. 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, Vice President of Sales, Services and Marketing.
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.
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 United States and local environmental standards.
Non-technological capabilities were also implemented, with a special floor thickness and ceiling height of nine meters under the crane making it possible to flexibly produce customized solutions.