The opening was attended by 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 David Staudt, Mayor Pro Tempore of Novi; amongst other dignitaries.
The new facility will be dedicated to showcasing the company’s vast array of material handling solutions and equipment and will also be utilised for testing and design purposes. The nearly 77,000-square-foot facility houses over 300 employees and includes the company’s in-house demonstration centre showcasing the newest innovations and state-of-the-art Factory Acceptance Testing Center.
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.