Jenoptik Opening New Technology Campus in Michigan
The new facility has almost twice the space as its current facility.
Jenoptik Automotive is relocating to a modern campus of engineering, production, sales and service for both industrial metrology and laser processing systems. The new building covers 100,000 square feet on a 16-acre campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Almost twice as large as its current facility, the new facility meets the latest standards in a production environment for both employees and customers. Benefits include modern and flexible application areas, which 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 on-site,” says Andreas Blind, Vice President of Sales, Services and Marketing.
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. The workplaces will not only have natural light in both office and production areas, but the manufacturing departments will also be modern and flexible, while the machine facilities will be equipped with the latest technology. Non-technological capabilities were also implemented, with a special floor thickness and ceiling height of 9 meters under the crane, making it possible to flexibly produce customized solutions in the future.
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