Spectrographic instrumentation firm expands HQ

10th June 2016

Kaiser Optical Systems, an expert in spectrographic instrumentation and applied holographic technology, has announced its upcoming groundbreaking ceremony that will formally mark the expansion of its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Scheduled for completion in December 2016, the two-storey manufacturing facility is expected to be fully operational by June 2017. 

Upon completion, the new manufacturing facility will be 48,700 square feet, increasing the company’s footprint by approximately 127%. As a result of this expansion, Kaiser estimates that 20-50 new high-tech jobs will be created in the community over the next five years. The positions are expected to range from floor technician to Ph.D. professional. Further demonstrating the company’s commitment to the community, local contractors, suppliers, and labourers will be used whenever possible during the construction phase. 

“The expansion of our facilities in Ann Arbor is an exciting chapter in the Kaiser story,” says Tim Harrison, president & CEO. “The new facility will be the core of Kaiser Raman manufacturing.”  

Kaiser core competency is in Raman spectroscopy, a technique that utilises laser light to evaluate a sample’s chemistry. Raman spectroscopy is used to monitor and control processes, and is suitable for applications in pharmaceuticals, bioprocessing, polymers, refining, speciality chemicals, and more.  

“Our new state-of-the-art manufacturing space will allow our specialists and technicians to produce higher volumes of Kaiser's Raman analysers and phase-optimised probes, while maintaining high quality standards our customers expect,” says Harrison. “The facility will offer exceptional training space capable of hosting larger Raman training sessions than we have historically been able to accommodate, as well as customer one-on-ones,” he adds.





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