VITRONIC Machine Vision Ltd., which develops innovative machine vision technology for a range of industries – including automotive, logistics and traffic enforcement – celebrated the grand opening of a new Customer Collaboration Center and an expansion of its Louisville facility.
As part of the company’s growth plan, and in addition to the operation’s current employment base of 50, 35 to 50 new, highly skilled employees are being hired in fields such as engineering, sales and marketing.
“VITRONIC is developing the type of innovative technology that is helping position Kentucky to be a leader in the industries of the future,” Gov. Beshear said. “The jobs created by the company benefit local residents and further the significant high-tech growth we have seen in the Louisville area in recent years. I want to thank the leaders at VITRONIC for this commitment and look forward to even more success in the years to come.”
VITRONIC leaders noted the need for additional space and resources to accommodate new major customer projects within the logistics sector. The company also has seen significant growth in other markets, such as automotive, e-mobility, health care and traffic enforcement.
“Logistics automation has been very important for us since the company was first established in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1999, working with the leading package handling companies in North America,” Kjell Lyngstad, president and CEO of VITRONIC North America. “With the dynamic business climate in Kentucky, including growth opportunities in our core focus sectors, this expansion will contribute to build a stronger presence in the local markets.”
Headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, VITRONIC was founded in 1984 and has maintained a presence in Louisville since 1999. The company develops innovative products and technology in the growth industries of automotive/EV, logistics automation, health care and traffic enforcement/tolling. VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software for image and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic monitoring and toll collection. The company has a presence in more than 80 countries and currently employs 1,300 people worldwide.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the project highlights the city’s position as a logistics hub.
“Louisville is an international center for logistics where companies can move goods and products by river, road, rail or runway. Our local logistics industry is predicted to grow another 30% in the next 10 years, and with that growth, we are seeing companies that service the industry continue to invest in our city through expanded office spaces and additional jobs,” Mayor Fischer said. “We are happy to celebrate the expansion of VITRONIC and the opening of its new Customer Collaboration Center, which will support their business growth and drive innovation throughout Louisville’s logistics industry.”
For more information on VITRONIC Machine Vision, visit Vitronic.com.
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