Multivac, a global leader in packaging solutions for food, medical, consumer and industrial products based in Germany, will undergo a $6.9 million expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The company expects to create up to 50 new jobs over the next few years.
The additional 32,000 square feet of space is projected to come online by April. It will bring total space to approximately 120,000 square feet, and will allow the company to better leverage technology and other innovations to further modernize its manufacturing processes.
“2015 was a record-breaking year for Multivac U.S. in terms of revenue,” said Multivac CEO Jim Campbell. “We continue to expand and strengthen our presence in the U.S. market through our robust product lines and service offerings. Of course, our growth would not be possible without our talented associates driving it. Business demands and opportunities have put us in the fortunate position of being able to add headcount each year, which we will continue to do in 2016.”
The Kansas City employee count is expected to grow to nearly 300 by end of 2016, Campbell said. The company is constantly on the lookout for sales and technical talent, engineering and field service technician staff, among many other roles.
To assist Multivac with its Kansas City growth, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation criteria.
“Advanced manufacturing is one of Missouri’s most important and fastest growing industries,” said Mike Downing, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “Companies such as Multivac continue recognizing the global advantages of Missouri in terms of access to market, cost savings, talent and more.”
Advanced manufacturing is one of Missouri’s fastest growing employment sectors, MDED officials said. Since 2010, Missouri’s added more than 16,000 new advanced manufacturing jobs, and the industry contributes more than $35 billion to the economy.
Source : areadevelopment.com