Premier Tech is investing $33 million for the construction of a new site in Montgomery

Premier Tech is investing $33 million for the construction of a new site for its Automated Systems business group in the Montgomery industrial park in Alabama. This facility, which began construction in the spring of 2022, will allow it to better serve its US customers with a wide range of packaging and palletizing technologies for the nutrition, industrial, organic and agriculture market sectors.

Housed in a 165,000 square foot building that is fully air-conditioned and equipped with a technical floor allowing equipment to be tested according to customers’ actual production parameters, this new clean, bright and safe work environment will include an innovation area , research and development as well as a training center. The hub of customer solutions for the US market, the homeport of Montgomery will also act as a distribution center for spare parts. Operations will gradually begin next March and the move will be fully completed in early summer 2023.

“The design of our new facility will ensure an efficient manufacturing flow that will help increase production capacity and better serve our customers,” said André Noreau, President and CEO of Premier Tech Systèmes Automatisés. “In addition to providing a world-class work environment, this site will become the hub for equipment manufacturing and customer solutions in the United States. »

“We are grateful that an international company like Premier Tech is committed to investing in Montgomery and taking more root here through innovative end-of-line packaging solutions and the creation of new jobs within our community” , said Steven L. Reed, the mayor of Montgomery.

Since the launch of this modernization project in 2020, 55 new jobs have been created and 78 jobs have been consolidated at the current Montgomery plant – in offices and in production – for a total workforce of 133 team members. The configuration of this new facility makes it possible to envisage, over the next few years, additional investments which could contribute to doubling this workforce by 2028.

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“We are honored that Premier Tech has grown since choosing Montgomery as one of its home ports in 28 countries,” said Cedric Campbell, President of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. “Partnership and teamwork are essential to this kind of economic growth and we are grateful for the impact this investment will have on the entire region. »

“We are pleased to welcome Premier Tech to its brand new site in Montgomery County. The company’s investment positions Montgomery on the world stage in innovation and technology,” said Doug Singleton, Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission.

This new construction in Montgomery is part of Premier Tech’s desire to modernize its facilities in the United States in order to improve the customer experience across the country, consolidate its local footprint by creating jobs and supporting its growth. . Another manufacturing infrastructure project underway for its Salt Lake City facility is also part of this modernization effort with a $12 million investment.

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