Zeiss Breaks Ground on Facility in Detroit

Zeiss is combining four of its facilities into one state-of-the-art building in Detroit, Michigan, Built with the intent to offer system demonstrations and services to customers, the company says it hopes to broaden its market reach.


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With an official groundbreaking, Zeiss has started the construction of a new facility outside of Detroit, Michigan. The company aims to offer system demonstrations for customers and metrology services at the site. The facility for the Industrial Quality and Research (IQR) segment of Zeiss, represented in the United States by Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, will consolidate four existing Michigan facilities into one location and provide room for business growth, according to the company.

With almost 170 employees, the center will span over 82,800 square feet with two floors and is expected to open in 2020. It will contain a customer demonstration area with new technologies and systems, offer training, support and metrology services, and house fixture system production and assembly.

Zeiss measuring specialists will be able to perform proof-of-capability demonstrations for multidimensional measurement equipment, surface form and geometry equipment, as well as non-destructive testing and surface defect detection equipment. According to the company, it will also be a center for aftermarket sales support, where customers will receive training on how to use the software and systems. Additionally, software help desk services will operate out of the facility.

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