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Lenze Americas opens Mechanical Product Assembly & Logistics Center

Lenze Americas, global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, has opened of a new facility in the Chicagoland area.

Lenze’s new 100,000-sq. ft. assembly and logistics facility in Glendale Heights officially opened at the end of March. The new Mechanical Product Assembly & Logistics Center supports electro-mechanical product manufacturing operations for the Americas region.

“Since opening the new facility, we are exceeding our expectations of number of orders. We invested a lot of time preparing for this move -- most of our new employees spent several months training at our Massachusetts headquarters prior to our opening, and well compliment our experienced staff that relocated. As a result, our team was prepared to hit the ground running,” says Gene Wood, Director of Operations, Lenze Americas. “We are off to a really strong start. The Glendale Heights facility provides for greater capacity, capability, and flexibility to meet the needs of our growing customer base.”

Wood also attributes the success of the opening to the new paint line operation. “Our new automated paint line has quick drying capabilities and is specifically designed for Lenze’s products,” added Wood. “The new paint line -- powered by Lenze drives and gearmotors to assure 100% reliability and quality -- allows us to ship our product to our customers just one hour after painting.”

Lenze products are found in many industries including automotive, packaging, material handling and logistics, robotics, and commercial equipment.  The complete line features ultra-efficient inverters, sophisticated servo automation systems, and robustly engineered gear motors and mechanical components.  The relocation to the Chicago area includes all aspects of manufacturing operations for Lenze gearboxes, motors, and geared motors.

The new Mechanical Product Assembly & Logistics Center will more than double Lenze’s North American electro-mechanical manufacturing capacity. Lenze selected local contractors to oversee the multi-million dollar Glendale Heights building retrofit.  The industrial building renovations include an extensive office build-out for the Lenze sales and customer service teams and a state-of-the-art $1.2 million automated paint assembly line, powered by Lenze motors and gearboxes.

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