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Calgary, Alberta, Canada – October 28, 2020 – MOBILTEX, a leading provider of innovative IIoT hardware and software solutions for cathodic protection and pipeline integrity remote monitoring within a broad range of industrial and municipal markets, is proud to announce its move to a new state-of-the-art headquarters located within Phase 2 of the Airport Crossing Industrial Park in Calgary.
This expansion was fuelled by MOBILTEX’s steady growth over the last decade, necessitating larger space for all functional areas of the organization and for more streamlined production flow due to ongoing investments in equipment.
The newly constructed 18,500-square-foot facility will accommodate leading-edge manufacturing technologies and lean process flows, resulting in increased efficiency, healthier margins and an enhanced overall customer experience. The build-out of the new facility is designed to achieve LEED specifications, with all aspects of the facility promoting energy efficiency. Ergonomic design throughout the building will further enhance employee productivity and job satisfaction.
“The primary driver for the move was two-fold: due to continued growth we simply needed to increase service & support, manufacturing and warehouse space, as well as office space for our expanding engineering and administrative teams. This facility is considerably larger than our current space, allowing us to expand and optimize in many exciting ways,” explained Tony da Costa, Vice President of Engineering for MOBILTEX.
The unique design on the manufacturing side of the facility enables MOBILTEX to reconfigure the production areas as required based on demand. “We can implement much more efficient lean processes across our entire portfolio of products. This significantly optimizes workflow and increases productivity and efficiency,” said da Costa. The new space will also deploy 10 large networked displays for communicating lean process status throughout the building, further increasing efficiency and improving information transparency.
During this transition MOBILTEX will also be installing a new surface mount line for populating circuit boards. “With the expanded square footage, MOBILTEX is able to implement a state-of-the-art surface mount line. Many other manufacturers will outsource this process, often times it is done offshore. Building in-house is a huge benefit in terms of quality but also provides supply chain security to our clients within critical infrastructure industries, allowing us to continue to deliver in any global or economic condition,” said da Costa.
“We are extremely proud and excited to be moving into our new headquarters in the very near future. The larger, modern facility will allow us to more efficiently deliver product to our customers worldwide but also enhances the development of the next generation of innovative solutions, enables our world-class customer service and support teams, and provides an improved work environment to our employees,” says Marc Bracken, CEO of MOBILTEX.
The Calgary-based MOBILTEX workforce will be calling the new facility home, allowing for engineering, service and support, manufacturing and administration operation teams to all work more cohesively. The office side of the building is designed in an open concept style with collaboration hubs and meeting rooms throughout. Close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Highway 2 and the Calgary International Airport will additionally benefit customers, suppliers and employees.
Substantial completion of the build-out is set for mid-December 2020, and the scheduled move-in date is targeted for January 2021. Open house events will be announced closer to the move-in date.
Over 30 years of cathodic protection innovation, over 200 major organizations across North America and around the globe, and over 160,000 kilometres of pipeline assets protected – MOBILTEX solutions are redefining the cathodic protection and pipeline integrity monitoring industry. As our reputation grows, we continue to invest and expand our patented IIoT technologies while leveraging 5G cellular and satellite communications across our portfolio. MOBILTEX is widely recognized in the industry for innovation, reliability, and our world-class service and support.