US – Premier Tech has announced an investment of US$33 million for the construction of a new facility in Montgomery, Alabama, for its Systems and Automation business group.

Through this major investment, Premier Tech Systems and Automation is creating its headquarters in the United States reconfirming its commitment to its customers and the American market.

The construction of 165 000-square-foot facility began early spring 2022 and will further improve the overall experience for American customers — through the design and manufacturing of innovative end-of-line packaging and palletizing solutions.

The facility will help increase capacity and optimize manufacturing facilities in the nutrition, industrial, organic and agriculture market sectors.

This stronger American presence will enhance the customer experience, easing project execution through proximity for on-site visits and factory acceptance tests.

The company says that this bright, clean, and safe new installation will include air conditioning and a technical floor allowing equipment to be fully tested according to the actual production parameters required by customers.

In addition, the firm further asserts that there will also be an innovation, research and development area as well as a training center.

This facility will serve as a customer solutions hub for the American market, as well as a spare parts distribution center, which will accelerate the delivery of spare parts for customers in the US.

The operations will start gradually as of March 2023 and the moving will be completed at the beginning of the summer.

“The design of our new facility will allow an increase in production capacity that will sustain our future growth. It will also allow us to better serve the American market,” said André Noreau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Tech Systems and Automation.

“Team members will have a world-class manufacturing environment and this new construction will become the cornerstone of equipment manufacturing and customer solutions in the United States.”

According to Steven L. Reed, Mayor of Montgomery: “We are grateful for a global company like Premier Tech who has committed to invest in Montgomery and deepen their roots with innovative end-of-line packaging and the creation of new jobs for our community,”

Since the launch of the modernization plan in 2020, 55 jobs have been created and 78 have been secured at the current Montgomery site — for a total of 133 production and office team members.

The configuration of this new facility could foster further investments that would help double the workforce by 2028.

The construction in Montgomery aligns with Premier Tech’s commitment to modernize its installations in the United States to enhance the customer experience across the country, strengthen its local footprint by creating jobs and support its growth.

Another US$12 million investment is underway for a manufacturing infrastructure project in Salt Lake City as part of this installation modernization initiative.

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