$6 million investment brings jobs to Lewiston plant Automated vertical storage solutions company Modula US (www.modula-us.com ) has announced a 6 million dollar investment in manufacturing at the firm’s Lewiston, Maine facility. The factory will be equipped with the latest automated lines to punch, bend, weld and cut sheet metal for a variety of Modula storage products. According to Modula US President Miguel Fabra, “40 years of experience designing, engineering and manufacturing storage equipment makes Lewiston an ideal place to develop the next generation of automated supply chain solutions. The combination of a skilled Maine workforce and good access to major American markets made the choice easy.” Modula’s Vertical Lift Modules enable industries to recover 90% of the floor space and improve employee productivity by two and half times in picking operations. Models are available for pharmaceutical, health care and military organizations, as well as heavy duty, 24/7 operators in the automotive and energy sectors. The investment will support Modula’s rapid growth in US sales. In recent years Modula has sold a thousand units of Vertical Lift Modules in the USA, and with domestic growth for supply chain automation increasing at 9% per year, the advanced Lewiston production lines will be ideally placed to serve the American market. Modula will be an exhibitor at the manufacturing and supply chain expo Promat in Chicago from March 23-26, 2015 at Booth 1026. Modula is a business unit of System Logistics (www.systemlogistics.com), and is enjoying strong growth. Modula has doubled turnover in the last two years and increased profits fivefold. This investment is part of the strategic initiative to serve customers globally, manufacturing locally.