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News 27 March 2018

LINAK US unveils new expansion and starts production in new building

LINAK US unveiled a 7,000 m² addition to its Louisville campus. The new facility allows LINAK to continue its growth and to show greater commitment to U.S. customers as well as the Louisville business community.

LINAK leaders join Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

LINAK U.S. Inc. has completed an addition to their North and South American headquarters in Louisville. The expansion sets LINAK up for continued growth, and allows for greater commitment to the Louisville area and its U.S. customers.

“The work LINAK performs in advanced manufacturing, one of Louisville’s traditional strengths and a key component to our city’s economic success, helps us be relevant today and in the future,” says Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “LINAK is a great global company and its investment in a new facility will help them continue to compete and win around the world. We’re proud to be the home of LINAK U.S. operations and look forward to their continued success in the future”.

The new building, measuring 7,000 m2, has given LINAK the ability to move its off-site distribution center back in-house, as well as accommodate several new production lines.

“We have already started operating a new production line and should be fully operational by June of this year,” says vice president of operations Jan Petersen. “Once this site is at full capacity, we will continue to develop our plan for a second phase of the expansion, where we will add an additional 6,500 m2 building”.

The current expansion significantly increases overall manufacturing capacity by 50%, highlighting the company’s commitment to selling more products produced in the U.S.

“This is very important to us,” says president Soren Stig-Nielsen. “We want to make it even easier for our customers to have access to our unique products and services. And the new facility gives us that ability, along with expanded offerings for logistics, R&D and marketing. It also gives us the opportunity to continue supporting the community that has been our home for over 20 years.” 

“As we continue to grow, we also want to expand our focus on the people who are at the heart of everything that we do,” Soren Stig-Nielsen explains. “We Improve Your Life is not just the mission we want our customers to feel, we want it to be felt by our employees, our community, and in the homes and businesses we reach throughout the U.S.”

On top of adding more jobs, the new building also brings high-tech production equipment including advanced robotics. These improvements are designed to not replace workers, but instead add opportunities for additional technical skill level positions. These advancements in production will support LINAK in bringing quality movement to even more office desks, hospital beds, mobile agriculture, comfort furniture and other business areas across the country. They help us improve ergonomics, safety and efficiency in a variety of applications.

 “We would like to thank the community as well as the officials at Louisville Forward and the Commonwealth of Kentucky for helping us reach our goals,” says Jan Petersen. “And we are very excited about this next chapter as we enter in a new era of growth and opportunity.” 

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