United Process Controls Inc. (UPC) plans to relocate its U.S. headquarters from West Chester, Ohio, to Oak Creek, Wis., in December. The relocation is the second phase of the company’s initiative to unify its U.S. operations to one centralized location. UPC completed the first phase earlier this year, which saw its two Wisconsin facilities come together under a larger facility in Oak Creek. The 30,000-square-foot plant accommodates the flow controls business and will provide additional manufacturing space for the company’s product lines. It will also house an expanded laboratory as well as engineering, manufacturing, sales and service personnel.
“With the acquisition of Atmosphere Engineering in 2017, we understood that moving all U.S. facilities to a new location was necessary to create operational synergy across our business units – heat-treating controls, flow controls and combustion optimization solutions,” said Paul Oleszkiewicz, UPC president. “Sharing the same facility will bring more cross-development and cross-manufacturing opportunities. Additionally, cross-training will enhance the proficiency of our engineers, manufacturing and service technicians.”
In other company news, European affiliate Process-Electronic officially changed its name to United Process Controls, consistent with the group’s company name strategy. The company has operations in France, Germany and Poland. The Process-Electronic name will stay as a product brand, alongside the group’s other brands: Atmosphere Engineering, Furnace Control, Marathon Monitors and Waukee Engineering.