U.S. subsidiary of Denmark-based LINAK has now 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.
“LINAK’s work in advanced manufacturing, one of Louisville’s traditional strengths and a key component to the city’s economic success, is helping us be relevant today and in the future,” said 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’s U.S. operations and look forward to their continued success in the future.”
The new building, measuring 75,000 square feet, 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,” said vice president of operations Jan Petersen. “Once this site is at full capacity we will continue developing the plan for a second phase of the expansion, where we will add an additional 70,000 square foot 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,” said president Soren Stig-Nielsen. “We want to make it even easier for the customers to have access to the 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 the home for over 20 years.”
“As we continue to grow, we also want to expand the focus on the people who are at the heart of everything that we do,” said Stig-Nielsen.
In addition, the new building brings high-tech production equipment including advanced robotics. These improvements are designed to add opportunities for additional technical-skill level positions.
These advancements in production will support LINAK in bringing quality movement to even more agriculture, marine, construction and outdoor power equipment. From farmers to families with a riding lawn mower, the electric actuator technology helps make their jobs and tasks easier. For more information on LINAK U.S. Inc. visit www.linak-us.com.