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Eckhart Opens New Advanced Technology Center

Eckhart recently announced the opening of its new 47,000-square-foot Advanced Technology Center in Warren, MI.

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WARREN, MI — Eckhart, founded in Michigan in 1958 as a supplier to global manufacturers, announces the opening of its new 47,000-square-foot Advanced Technology Center in Warren, MI. This will serve as the company’s technology showcase, including engineering and assembly of the next generation Autocraft Autonomous Guided Vehicles, which are transforming manufacturing value streams worldwide, as well as an additive manufacturing (3D printing) laboratory.

The Advanced Technology Center currently employs 60 and the company’s expansion plans call for the employment of more than 100 in the next two years, all to accelerate adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies for the largest industrial companies in the world. Eckhart’s workforce is focused on enhancing the safety, productivity, and reliability of employees who will be part of assembly processes connected to the smart factories of the future. 

“Expansion into Southeast Michigan, where there is a concentration of talent in the global epicenter for automotive research and development, is a key component of Eckhart’s growth strategy,” said Andrew P. Storm, Eckhart President and CEO. “While the auto industry is focused on developing autonomous vehicles for use on the streets, Eckhart is accelerating the development of advanced technologies we believe will reshape the manufacturing ecosystem.   Eckhart is investing to expand our suite of solutions and bring real value to all of our customers who realize, as we do, that the next industrial revolution is upon us.”

Eckhart’s services to global manufacturers includes:

  • Autonomous Guided Vehicles
  • Collaborative Robotics and Flexible Automation
  • 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  • Assembly Tooling
  • Engineering Services

In addition to the Advanced Technology Center, Eckhart operates locations in Algonac, Lansing, Marine City, and Rochester Hills. 

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