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Broetje-Automation to establish U.S. headquarters in Chicago

Long-term lease with Elk Grove Technology Park is part of the company’s plans for an increased footprint in the North American market.


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Broetje-Automation GmbH (Rastede, Germany) will establish its U.S. headquarters as the first tenant of Elk Grove Technology Park in Chicago, according to Brennan Investment Group. Broetje will occupy 43,206 square feet of a 151,693 square-foot building. The site will as the company’s U.S. headquarters and production facility for manufacturing and assembling robotic systems and automated composite manufacturing equipment. The property will feature a high-end glass façade, modern, pre-cast construction, state-of-the-art systems and fixtures, 32-foot ceiling clearance and ample loading and parking.           

“With our new facility in Chicago, we will bring enhanced skills closer to our customers and will have the capability to manufacture and assemble products in the U.S., including our latest robotic developments, our new products targeting composites applications and other productivity-driving technologies,” says Ken Benczkowski, president of Broetje Automation-USA Inc.

Phase one of the Elk Grove Technology Park consists of four buildings with a total of 524,583 leasable square feet remaining. Completion of the last building is targeted for the late summer of 2019.