Schmalz Inc. has begun an expansion project that will triple the size of its U.S. headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. The expansion will provide more space for assembly and testing of the company’s robotic automation and material handling systems.

The company is reporting 12 straight years of “high double-digit” growth, driven by increased automation found in warehouse logistics and manufacturing.

The expansion project began with a groundbreaking ceremony.  

The expansion project began with a groundbreaking ceremony.  

“It has really accelerated through the pandemic and it’s increased our need to do this expansion,” says Volker Schmitz, the company’s president and CEO. “We made the decision in the middle of last year to go ahead now and get it done because we knew, as we come out of the pandemic, the demand was going to be significant.”

The expansion is scheduled for completion and move-in by early December.

“The investments to date in the Raleigh location total well over $14 million and counting as more significant investments are already planned in the coming years,” the company said in a statement. “The investments in just the last few years have led to a tripling of the staff and will lead up to 62 more new jobs over the coming years.”

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This article was originally published in the July 2021 issue.

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