Industrial and Military Manufacturer Expands Operations in Gwinnett
(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) May 29, 2019 – Representatives from Partnership Gwinnett, the State of Georgia, and Gwinnett County joined Elma Electronic Inc. executives at the company’s headquarters in Switzerland to announce the relocation and expansion of a manufacturing facility in Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia. The new location is slated to open in July 2019 and represents 93 new jobs to the local community.
“The Georgia Department of Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett were instrumental in providing additional resources to, not only remain in Georgia, but enable future expansion. It was very important that we find a site close to our existing location to minimize any quality of life impact on our current employees and we are extremely pleased with the results,” said Shan Morgan, president of Elma Electronic Inc.
The new location will serve as the home for Elma’s Optima Stantron products division used in the industrial and defense market segments and provides significant room for growth, with 150,000 available square feet. The move consolidates the cabinet and enclosure operations originally located in California.
“Congratulations to Elma Electronic and Gwinnett County on this exciting expansion news,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “This announcement not only puts a spotlight on our existing industry and the impact they have when it comes to job creation, but also on Georgia’s role as a leader in the global marketplace.”
“Gwinnett County is proud to foster a business environment that brings new business, as well as allows existing businesses to thrive and expand,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We’re pleased to see this significant investment in our community and the growth of quality jobs.”
Elma is a Swiss-based manufacturer of electronic enclosures used in industrial & military applications. The company also manufactures circuit boards, power supplies, cooling fans, and monitoring circuits used in harsh conditions including challenging thermal environments and outdoor settings.
“Advanced manufacturing is one of Gwinnett’s target industries and Elma represents a leader in this sector. We’re excited to see them grow in Gwinnett and continue their legacy of proven solutions,” said Deven Cason, Senior Project Manager at Partnership Gwinnett.
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.partnershipgwinnett.com.
About Elma Electronic Inc.
Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, storage boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures to fully integrated subsystems as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases.
With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.
About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.
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