Continuous growth in the European Market led to the plans in 2017 to enlarge both the production, logistic and office facilities that are set to open in January 2018. Next to housing nearly 150 employees, the high-tech building will also serve as a demo site, displaying the latest of Advantech’s service IOT and Industry 4.0 applications.
The announcement follows the opening of Advantech’s new Sweden office, its 12th in Europe, with no. 13 to open in Barcelona soon. All of Advantech’s modern field offices support the firm’s ambitious growth plans over the years, targeting an annual € 350 MIO revenue in year 2025. Advantech Europe currently accounts for nearly 15% of its global business.
The expansion of the Advantech European Service Center (AESC) will see its warehouse and office space double in size, while its assembly services (CTOS) will nearly triple in production capacity. As the European HQ, Advantech Eindhoven also houses most of its staff and back office personnel for the European organization.
The building will be fitted with the latest Advantech smart technology innovations: from high-tech building automation such as temperature and light control in meeting rooms and reception, energy monitoring and control of facility to an intelligent iSurveillance and an iLunch catering service for its employees and guests. On the operational side, process and machine automation and intelligent enhancements to our manufacturing execution system (iCTOS MES) streamline operations on the factory flow: from kitting to pre-configuration, assembly, integration and quality control. Visiting customers will be able to observe first-hand how real-time monitoring of KPIs from the Advantech situation room can help speed up improvement cycles and support more flexible production to meet evolving needs.