New Chicago Trumpf tech centre opens 2016

Tuesday November 17, 2015
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Photo: Trumpf
Photo: Trumpf
Nov. 17, 2015 - Over the span of six decades, Trumpf Group has grown to more than 50 locations and 10,000 employees worldwide, and in 2016, the company will expand once again with a new location in Chicago, Ill.

Last month, Trumpf purchased approximately five acres of land adjacent to Interstate Highway 90 in Hoffman Estates, a northwestern suburb of Illinois. According to the company, the site will serve as the future home of the Trumpf Technology Center and the centre of excellence for Industry 4.0.

The new Technology Center will be the “industry-leading facility with a strong focus on integrating automation, material and information flow with machine tools,” said company officials. It will also feature Trumpf’s latest technologies designed to suit manufacturers and the next generation of manufacturing engineers. The facility, according to the company, will combine an innovative automation center with research and development, driving towards “one piece flow” sheet metal production capabilities.

The centre will be about 50,000 sq. ft., based on the most recent concept plans. Visitors will include those from North America, Europe and Asia for system and machine demonstrations and to observe and be part of live sheet metal production with automated and flexible machine tools and processes.

Trumpf is one of the largest manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers in North America, offering its customers machine tools and solutions for sheet metal processing, laser-based production processes and electronic applications. These technologies are used to manufacture an array of products, from vehicles, building technology and mobile devices, to power, data storage components, and commercial and residential appliances.

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