The new facility will be dedicated to showcasing the company’s vast array of material handling solutions and equipment and will also be utilized for testing and design purposes. The nearly 77,000-square-foot facility houses over 300 employees and includes the company’s in-house demonstration center showcasing the newest innovations and state-of-the-art Factory Acceptance Testing Center.
Novi, MICHIGAN, (October 19, 2017) - Daifuku North America proudly opened doors to its new Headquarters in Novi, Michigan recently. The ceremony was attended by the Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, along with Masaki Hojo, President and CEO of Daifuku Co., Ltd., Aki Nishimura, President and CEO of Daifuku North America and Honorable David Staudt, Mayor Pro Tempore of Novi; amongst other dignitaries.
Aki Nishimura, President and CEO of Daifuku North America, commented, "As a growing company, we are thrilled to be able to stay right here in the Metro Detroit area. In past decades, we have certainly benefitted from Southeastern Michigan's vast pool of talented engineering professionals and other skilled laborers that are essential to maintaining the staffing needs of a vibrant, growing company; and the coming years will be no different."
The modern facility represents a firm step towards Daifuku North America's future growth and expansion plans and it will be creating 85 new jobs in Michigan before 2019. The majority of these jobs will be created in Novi, with the balance at the firm's manufacturing facilities in Boyne City, MI and Harbor Springs, MI.
Speaking on the occasion Governor Snyder said, "Daifuku's significant investment in our state is a testament to our reformed business climate and exceptional workforce. It was an honor to be a part of the grand opening ceremony and I appreciate the commitment that Daifuku has made to both our state and the people who call it home."
Others prominent city officials who attended the opening included, Peter Auger - City Manager; Victor Cardenas - Assistant City Manager; Sheryl Walsh-Malloy - Communications Director; Alan Weber - Economic Development Director and David Mallow - Chief of Police.
About Daifuku North America Holding Company
Daifuku North America Holding Company is based in Novi, Michigan, with sales and manufacturing locations throughout the continent. It is comprised of Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services, Inc. (ELS), and Wynright Corporation and is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of innovative material handling technology such as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. Daifuku North America specializes in integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries.
About Wynright Corporation
Wynright Corporation, a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company, is part of the #1 worldwide material handling provider of intelligent material handling systems. The company designs, manufactures, integrates and installs a full spectrum of intralogistics solutions, offering both Wynright-branded and third-party equipment to meet client needs. These include leading-edge conveyor and sortation systems, voice- and light-directed order fulfillment equipment, a suite of warehouse controls & execution software, robotics, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), mezzanines, and structures, all backed by critical round-the-clock service and support.
Since its founding in 1972, Wynright has been a trusted partner to some of the world's largest and fastest-growing companies, showing them how to use their space more efficiently to deliver improved productivity, today and tomorrow.