PI USA Awards Contract for new Production Facility in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

New plant will massively expand manufacturing capabilities for the american market

  • January 26, 2024
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  • PI USA Awards Contract for new Production Facility in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
    PI USA Awards Contract for new Production Facility in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

PI USA signed a contract to build a new 119,575 square foot facility in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. This is three times the size of the current US sites in Auburn, MA, Hopkinton, MA and Nashua, NH combined. Starting in 2025, PI will use the new facility to manufacture components and system solutions for motion, precision positioning and piezo applications for the North American market, as well as to drive the development of innovative technologies and products.

“Over the past five years, the annual turnover of PI USA has grown by more than 10 percent. At the same time, production in the USA could be increased by 30 to 50 percent each year,” says Markus Spanner, CEO of the PI Group. “With this new production facility, we lay the foundation based on which we will be able to meet the sturdy growth of the American markets and to manufacture an increasing proportion of our products directly locally. This will enable us to meet customer requests more flexibly and quickly.” 

Expanding local production and innovations

With core competencies in nanopositioning, piezo technology and performance automation, PI has become an established supplier to companies in the industrial automation, photonics, semiconductor, microscopy and life sciences markets. Markus Spanner is convinced that only the CHIPS and Science Act, which aims to create incentives for semiconductor production, and the Inflation Reduction Act, which actively promotes the establishment of companies in the USA, will lead to sustainable growth in these markets.

After completion of the new facility in Shrewsbury, production will continue at the current sites for a transitional period. Ultimately, the new facility will offer the opportunity to manufacture additional products such as piezo motors and tip/tilt systems for the photonics market segment. At the same time, the new building will expand the company's development capacity for innovative system solutions in the USA. The new facility is part of the largest investment programme in the Group's history. The PI Group is currently investing more than sixty-three million euros in expanding its production capacity worldwide.