Eclipse Automation announced this week the addition of a new location in Mesa to support its rapidly growing international business and its globally based customers. In addition to its existing facilities in California and North Carolina, Eclipse Arizona represents the company’s third U.S. location.
Eclipse Arizona, located at 2340 W. Broadway Road in Mesa, represents the company’s third U.S. location, joining Eclipse’s existing facilities in Fremont, Calif., and Charlotte, N.C. The new facility will be hiring over 50 automation engineers and technicians over the next few years.
“Arizona is a strategic location in our growth strategy to further support our customers throughout the southwest market. The state of Arizona has proven to be investing in manufacturing and we feel it is a perfect location for us to continue to meet our goals as a company,” said Steve Mai, CEO and president of Eclipse Automation.
This expansion comes just months after the company announced the opening of a new facility in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. The addition of these two new facilities and workforce growth will provide Eclipse’s customers greater operational capacities and generate more business opportunities in the Western U.S. region and Mexico.
“Eclipse Automation has chosen a prime location for their new advanced manufacturing facility,” Mayor John Giles said. “With easy access to Valley freeways and nearby restaurants, west Mesa will provide a great setting for employees to enjoy their workday. Congratulations Eclipse Automation, we wish you the best of success.”
When considering the site for its expansion, Eclipse Automation was drawn to the Mesa site due to the infrastructure in place, allowing the company to begin production at a faster rate. The local office of the commercial real estate brokerage firm Cresa helped manage the real estate during the site selection process.
“Eclipse Automation joins a growing number of advanced manufacturers who have expanded operations in the Greater Phoenix market as a way to attract and reach a growing customer base,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The site in Mesa will allow Eclipse Automation to go to scale in a market that is ripe with talent and a strong industry base, and we look forward to seeing their growth in the U.S. strengthen.”
“I’d like to congratulate Eclipse Automation on its success and thank them for selecting Arizona to support the next phase of their growth,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Our optimal business climate combined with our manufacturing industry strengths make Arizona the best place for Eclipse to scale its business globally. We also thank GPEC and the city of Mesa for their excellent partnership in the effort to bring Eclipse to Arizona.”
For more information about Eclipse Automation, visit www.eclipseautomation.com.