Michigan-based automation company Koops Inc. has broke ground on a new 40,000-square-foot plant expansion, nearly doubling its production capacity.
The $4.9 million expansion to its current plant at 987 Productions Court in Holland, Mich., is in response to growing global demand for automation equipment that is expected to hit $200 billion in sales in the next few years.
“Growth in the automation systems industry is on the rise because manufacturing companies worldwide are seeking ways to lower production costs while improving quality through expanded automation processes,” said Koops CEO Paul Brinks.
Site work for the addition started last week and the building is scheduled for completion by spring 2017. The project is expected to create 60 new jobs at the employee-owned company that currently has 114 employees in Holland.
Koops Inc. manufactures large-scale automation equipment for manufacturing customers in industries that include automotive, aerospace, medical, transportation, construction, furniture, and pharmaceutical. The company has plants in Michigan and South Carolina.
The new facility is being built by the Zeeland-based Midwest Construction Group.