Increases Domestic Manufacturing and Design Capabilities
February 18, 2021 – Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that it has opened a new Assembly and Advanced Design Facility in Tucson, AZ, where the company already has an established presence since 1998.
This 21,225 sq. ft state-of-the-art facility expansion, located at 2650 East Elvira Road, will support advanced design efforts and high-volume manufacturing services, including cleanroom assembly and incoming inspection with numerous testing capabilities such as MTF, straylight, thermal cycle, shock, and vibration.
Customers will now have access to more sophisticated commercial and ITAR compliant offerings on the West Coast, in addition to other Edmund Optics facilities, domestically and internationally. “We are pleased to be able to now provide additional design and assembly services for our customer’s most demanding and complex applications,” says Greg Hollows, Vice President of Edmund Optics’ Imaging Business Unit.
In addition, 50 new technology jobs will be created in Tucson. “This new facility will allow Edmund Optics to build a larger collaborative partnership with Arizona Optics Initiative (AOI) and the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC)”, said Robert Edmund, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “It solidifies our commitment to Tucson and AZTC Optics Valley initiatives.” Edmund Optics® has already hired six new engineers and plans to add additional technical and skilled assembly talent over the course of this year.
“In addition to business attraction, economic development is about relationships with local companies like Edmund Optics, helping them expand and grow high tech jobs right here in Tucson,” said Joe Snell, president & CEO, Sun Corridor Inc. “We thank Edmund Optics for continued confidence in Southern Arizona and wish them much success in their growth plans.”
Project partners included the City of Tucson, Arizona Commerce Authority, Pima County, Cushman & Wakefield/PICOR, CBRE and Holualoa Companies.
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology that has served a variety of markets including Life Sciences, Biomedical, Industrial Inspection, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense since 1942. EO designs and manufactures a wide array of optical components, multi-element lenses, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment, while supporting OEM applications with volume production of stock and custom products. With locations in more than nine countries across the globe, EO employs just over 1,000 employees and continues to expand. Customers can purchase items by calling 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or on the website at www.edmundoptics.com.