Schmalz Inc. is pleased to announce today that it will be breaking ground at its new 6 acre site on 5850 Oak Forest Drive together with Managing Director of J. Schmalz GmbH, Wolfgang Schmalz, Dr. Volker Schmitz, President of Schmalz Inc., the Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall and other government officials.
“We are very excited about this big important step for our company. This will be one of the largest company owned facilities outside of Germany,” said Wolfgang Schmalz, Managing Director and co-owner of J. Schmalz GmbH.
“Schmalz Inc. has been growing steadily since it was founded here in Raleigh 16 years ago. In order to keep up with demand the number of employees has more than doubled in just the last few years. We are committed to the Triangle Area and the employees here that have helped to build this business.” explained Dr. Volker Schmitz, President of Schmalz Inc. Schmalz has quickly outgrown its current 20,000 Sq Ft facility, at 5200 Atlantic Avenue, which was purchased in 2009 close to the new site. “This additional investment of about $ 7 million in Phase I will ensure that Schmalz Inc. has enough space in order to continue to grow at its current pace. A larger Phase II expansion is not that far away.” Dr. Schmitz explains.
The new facility will provide more room for testing and assembly of automation systems, along with a dedicated customer show room, training rooms and increased office space. “This new set up will decisively improve the overall material flow at Schmalz Inc. from parts receipt to testing to packaging to dispatch of the finished products and the new office areas will provide the employees with even more natural light.” adds Gary Vickerson, VP of Operations at Schmalz Inc.
Schmalz is a global leader in the field of industrial automation as it pertains to vacuum automation, robotic palletizing vacuum grippers, material handling vacuum lift assist devices and CNC machine vacuum clamping. The company is known for its innovative quality products, which give its customers decisive productivity improvements in their manufacturing processes, as well as its commitment to the environment and its employees. The forward looking 105 year young privately held manufacturer has continually reinvented itself with each generation and has to its credit over 450 patents to date.
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