SICK Relocates Manufacturing and Expands MN Operations

The manufacturer of industrial automation solutions moved approximately 100 employees into a new 50,000 sq ft facility with manufacturing, warehouse and office space.

The manufacturer of industrial automation solutions moved approximately 100 employees into a new 50,000 sq ft facility with manufacturing, warehouse and office space.

SICK, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), a world leader in manufacturing sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, recently announced a major expansion and relocation of its facilities in Minnesota.

All production and warehousing was relocated to the new Eagle Creek Industrial Park facility in Savage, where the company held a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 13. Guests included the mayor of Savage and members of the Savage Chamber of Commerce.

Dignitaries from the company’s corporate headquarters in Germany also attended. Employees were recognized for their hard work and contribution to this major expansion.

Employees at the new Eagle Creek Operational Center (ECOC) manufacture and distribute SICK industrial automation solutions, which include innovative sensors, safety systems, automatic identification, encoders and machine vision products. The ECOC expansion doubles SICK’s floor space in the Twin Cities, allowing it to better support the wide range of needs of its customers. This is the company’s third expansion since it opened operations in the Twin Cities in 1976.

The new facility has 50,000 sq ft of manufacturing, warehouse and office space. The company moved approximately 100 employees to its new space.

We are extremely pleased to be able to expand our facilities in North America,” commented Bob Lomicka, SICK senior vice president of operations. “Over the past several years, we have worked hard to exceed our customers’ expectations by developing, manufacturing and delivering high quality products and solutions. As we continue to develop and grow our product portfolio and create more customized solutions, our current space was becoming a challenge. This new facility will allow us to do even more for our customers and position us for continued growth. This expansion builds upon our strategic commitment to have a strong presence in North America with local competencies in both product development and manufacturing.”

The North American headquarters will remain at its current location in Bloomington. The space opened up in Bloomington by the operations move will be used to expand training, engineering, application, and demonstration capabilities.

SICK is the North American subsidiary of SICK AG (Waldkirch, Germany), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision and automatic identification products for industrial applications.

With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, consumer goods, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide. www.sickusa.com

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