Plans underway to move Shimco HQ to Cambridge
By Alyssa Dalton
Jun. 10, 2015 – Shimco, a manufacturer of precision parts, laminated and edge bonded shims, tapers and spacers, will be moving its Markham, Ont., headquarters to a new building in Cambridge, Ont. Groundbreaking for the new site will take place next month with the relocation planned for this December.
“As a result of exponential growth stemming from our partnerships with many of the world’s largest Tier 1 and OEM aerospace companies, it was time for Shimco to relocate into a larger and more modern manufacturing facility,” said Peter Voss, president, CEO and owner. “After researching multiple options, the site in Cambridge provided us with the right combination of building a cost-effective new facility within a dynamic and strategically located community known for advanced manufacturing. Our new facility will accommodate Shimco’s accelerated growth as well as our future expansion plans.”
The new 25,000-square-foot facility will also house a “state-of-the-art” manufacturing facility, boasting increased automation and the latest lean manufacturing principles. The company says the facility will see the addition of new machines with increased capabilities, robotics and RFID inventory tracking, allowing for a faster turn-around time for its customers’ orders.
Furthermore, it says it plans to collaborate with local educational institutions to create a ‘centre of excellence’ to commercialize leading edge manufacturing technologies. An additional 15,000-square-foot expansion is also planned to incorporate surface treatment and testing, allowing the company to offer an end-to-end solution to its international customer base. During the relocation period, parallel manufacturing is planned for the current manufacturing site in Markham and Cambridge to help minimize interruption in customer deliveries.