Belden Universal moving to expanded plant by year-end
June 27, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 27, 2017 – Belden Universal, a manufacturer of custom universal joints and highly specialized mechanical power transmission products, will move into its new production facility at the end of the year.
Construction of the 40,000-square-foot facility is progressing rapidly in Hillside, Ill., which is in close proximity to the current headquarters in Broadview, says company representatives. The facility, according to the manufacturer, will feature leading-edge manufacturing technologies, lean equipment layout and automated workflow, resulting in increased efficiency, healthier margins and better overall customer experience.
“We are extremely proud to move into our new building in the very near future. The larger, modern facility will allow us to continue delivering highly innovative products and quality service to our customers and provide an improved work environment to our employees,” said Perry Sainati, Belden Universal president.
Relocation will proceed in staged phases this fall.
The company says the expansion was fuelled by steady growth over the last two decades, necessitating larger space for employees and for more streamlined production flow due to ongoing investments in equipment.