Fuji Electric announced earlier this month that they have opened a new 37,000 sq. ft. Engineering & Assembly Facility in Roanoke, VA to begin local production on the company's Variable Speed Drive Custom Panels, Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS),
and Auxiliary Power Systems (APS).
The announcement is the latest move by the company to grow and expand their business activities in the U.S., as it will allow them to respond more quickly to local market conditions and reduce lead time on product shipments.
From WFXR News:
Fuji Electric's new facility in Roanoke is expected to create about 30 new jobs ranging from skilled and factory work to engineering. The company's General Manager, Larry Butkovich, said the new facility will mean increased production.
"We plan to grow the business in Roanoke by bringing additional products in and providing additional capabilities for our customers," Butkovich said. With a bigger facility, the company can now do everything in-house.
"Now we can do design, development and production all in the same building," Butkovich said.
This is expected to streamline the process of creating train door operators, custom panels and all other products the company manufactures. "If there's a change, engineering can immediately go to production and respond to the change on custom equipment," Butkovich said.
Currently, there are only 25 people working in the facility, but Fuji plans on growing the team to about 60 people as product demand grows.
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