Germany-Based mtex Antenna Technology USA Plans Albuquerque, New Mexico, Operations
The new 70,000-square-foot facility will be geared towards the company’s self-developed manufacturing technology for high performance AI panels, and will fulfill obligations to North American customers, including the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Production is scheduled for 2027.
“New Mexico is the optimal location for the company in terms of workforce, education, livability, business operating costs, and logistical transportation?connections to U.S. customers,” mtex Antenna Technology CEO Lutz Stenvers said. “We are bringing investments in technology, engineering, and machining to Albuquerque, we feel that it's the place to be right now as we look forward to possible collaborations with University of New Mexico, engineering schools such as New Mexico Tech, and other high-tech companies.”
mtex has been awarded a $1 million state grant from the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) job-creation fund to assist with land, building, and infrastructure costs.
“New Mexico is the place to be for advanced science and engineering, and now these high-paying jobs are coming to New Mexico as mtex and other companies tap into New Mexico’s skilled workforce and our long history of scientific innovation,” Governor Lujan Grisham noted.
The City of Albuquerque has pledged an additional $300,000 from its municipal LEDA funds. The awards will be paid out as the company meets economic development and job-creation benchmarks. The City is the fiscal agent for the project.
“The greater Albuquerque region is paving the way to becoming a top location for innovation industry investment," added Danielle Casey, President & CEO of the Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance (AREA). "With over 16,000 jobs in industries which complement the aerospace cluster in greater Albuquerque, this investment further augments the economic environment of greater Albuquerque and is a huge win for the region and the state of New Mexico.”
mtex Antenna Technology USA focuses on antenna design, structural mechanics and mathematical vector optimization, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, high frequency engineering, drive technology / servo engineering, software development, installation / commissioning / testing up to Site Acceptance Processes.
“Albuquerque’s existing strengths and infrastructure allow us to prioritize advanced manufacturing, and welcome companies like mtex to a built tech environment,” said Max Gruner, Director of Economic Development for the City of Albuquerque. “We offer unparalleled advantages in this industry, including a robust workforce, universities graduating top tech candidates, and proximity to complimentary, supportive institutions.”
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