Top company officials from the United States and Germany marked the grand opening of Phoenix Contact's new Customer and Technology Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Approximately 40 employees work in the 27,000-square-foot building. Phoenix Contact purchased the property in 2010 and has completed extensive renovations to make the center into a modern training, demonstration and software development facility. The centerpiece of the facility is a demonstration room highlighting the ways Phoenix Contact products can meet customer needs in five specific industries: automotive, power generation, oil and gas, transportation and water/wastewater.
"Our investment in this customer and technology Center in Ann Arbor is a clear commitment towards the American market and our future strategies," said Roland Bent, senior vice president for marketing and development, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG.
Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA, stated, "Our new Ann Arbor Customer and Technology Center brings Phoenix Contact closer to our customers in the Midwest. It creates an open-interaction environment where our customers can come and discuss their needs and see how Phoenix Contact products and solutions can help them."