Schmalz begins expansion of U.S. headquarters

Schmalz Inc. celebrated the groundbreaking of its Phase I expansion to its Raleigh N.C., headquarters on May 14.

“Schmalz Inc. has been growing rapidly since it was founded here in Raleigh 22 years ago,” the company said in a statement. “The existing building of the U.S. headquarters was only completed in July 2016; and due to continued, rapid growth over the past three years, the first significant expansion is already being executed ahead of schedule. The new construction will triple the size of the existing facility and is scheduled for completion and move-in by early December.

“The investments to date in the Raleigh location total well over $14 million and counting as more significant investments are already planned in the coming years. The investments in just the last few years have led to a tripling of the staff and will lead up to 62 more new jobs over the coming years with average wages above the Wake County norms.

“The additional building will provide more room for assembly and testing of the growing robotic automation and material handling systems product offerings.”

Schmalz is the global leader in robotic vacuum automation products, robotic end-of-arm vacuum gripper tools, material handling vacuum lifters and manipulators as well as CNC vacuum clamping tools.

For more, visit booth No. 1308 at AWFS and www.schmalz.com.