LYON TOWNSHIP, MI—With the Steel Topping Out event, ZEISS has completed the steel portion of its state-of-the-art site near Detroit. The new facility for the Industrial Quality and Research (IQR) segment of ZEISS, represented in the USA by Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC, is scheduled to be complete in June 2020 and will consolidate four existing Michigan facilities into one location. The site will bring a modern work environment for almost 170 employees and a more advanced setting for customers to gain better insights into the smart age of quality assurance, according to the company.
“It was a great day celebrating this construction milestone with local officials and team members. We are investing for our customers, employees and the Michigan area, all while focusing on what’s best for the future,” explains Michael Kirchner, member of the leadership team for the ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions strategic business unit and Head of its business in North America.
According to the company, the need to show how digital platforms and solutions connect ZEISS equipment to the new infrastructure within modern smart factory environments is becoming increasingly important. The new setting seeks to provide an advanced digital structure to more easily demonstrate quality assurance insights for customers and demonstrate smart factory capabilities. Spanning over 80,000 ft² (7,500 m²) with two floors, the new center will provide dimensional metrology and inspection equipment and services to a variety of industries. ZEISS measuring specialists will be able to perform proof-of-capability demonstrations for multidimensional measurement equipment, surface form, and geometry equipment, and non-destructive testing and surface defect detection equipment.
In addition to a better stage for customers, the new facility will also lend to better results with a more open and multifunctional work setting, according to ZEISS. The facility will provide system demonstration labs, team collaboration areas, and individual focus rooms. Digital experience rooms will aim to facilitate better communication between team members and customers. Additional demonstration space will allow employees to more easily perform proof-of-capability demonstrations for multidimensional measurement equipment, surface form, and geometry equipment, and non-destructive testing and surface defect detection equipment.
It will also be a center for aftermarket sales support. Customers will receive training on how to use the software and systems. Additionally, software help desk services will operate out of the facility.
To learn more about ZEISS, visit www.zeiss.com/metrology.