HEIDENHAIN Announces New U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Fremont, California, photo appearing in an article on Industrial Automation Monthly.

HEIDENHAIN Announces New U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Hub

Industrial Automation Motion Control

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, a leading provider of motion control technology, has announced the acquisition of a new headquarters in Fremont, California, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. This state-of-the-art 12,000-square-foot Manufacturing Innovation Hub will serve as office space for HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION’s regional sales and support teams, complemented by a 6,000-square-foot equipment demonstration lab.

HEIDENHAIN Announces New U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Fremont, California, photo appearing in an article on Industrial Automation Monthly.
The new HEIDENHAIN “CONNECT” Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Fremont, California, USA.

The facility aims to facilitate collaboration with OEI/OEM partners seeking demonstration space in the Bay Area and promote joint projects across key market segments, including Machine Tool, Semiconductor, and Automation equipment applications.

David Doyle, president, and CEO of HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, emphasized the company’s commitment to innovation within core markets and emerging high-growth segments, noting, “As a foundation company, we promote the development of innovative applications within our core markets, and we apply our motion control technologies to emerging high-growth application segments. We represent ten brands of products from within the HEIDENHAIN Corporate Group, and each brand offers unique strengths. Our broad technology and product portfolio enables us to provide best-fit solutions to our customers for their application-specific needs.”

“We have systematically restructured our N.A. operations to redistribute our sales and support staff to improve proximity to our customer base.  This is the third expansion step in Silicon Valley over five years, and the new facility will enable hands-on demonstration and training capabilities similar to those at our HEIDENHAIN Technical Academies (HTA) located in Traunreut, Germany, and Schaumburg, IL.”

The new facility marks the third expansion in Silicon Valley over five years, underscoring HEIDENHAIN’s commitment to proximity to customers and hands-on training capabilities. Collaboration with industry associations such as SEMI, AMT, and A3 is integral to this initiative, fostering workforce development and technological advancement.

The proposed Manufacturing Innovation Hub, named “CONNECT,” is set to create collaboration opportunities across the semiconductor supply chain. HEIDENHAIN’s dedication to education and training aligns with industry goals to ensure a skilled workforce proficient in encoder technology, control electronics, and system integration.

Doug Woods, president of AMT, noted, “Silicon Valley, as a nexus of technological innovation, provides an unparalleled environment to foster integrative advancements. For AMT, in particular, our commitment is to drive innovation, productivity, and growth in manufacturing. The proposed center offers a unique opportunity to showcase the capabilities of modern manufacturing to a diverse audience, from potential clients and partners to policymakers and the next generation of engineers and innovators. This aligns with AMT’s mission to promote manufacturing technology.”

Jeff Burnstein, president of A3, echoed the sentiment and emphasized the importance of automation advancements in bolstering U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, adding, “We welcome the opportunity to participate in collaborative initiatives like this, which enable our members to advance automation applications across different industry sectors. Advancements in automation and robotics are essential to the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. Ultimately, optimizing system performance and automation together improves the return on capital investment for manufacturing technology end-users.”

Established in 1965, HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION’s North American subsidiary has been providing essential services and expertise to the market from its base in Schaumburg, IL. The new Fremont facility is scheduled to open in March 2024, with a ribbon-cutting event planned for spring and a Grand Opening celebration later in the year.

For more information, visit https://www.heidenhain.us/about-us/