Belgian Company Expands to SC-TAC
Picanol will open a new facility to enhance American operations.
Picanol of America, the American subsidiary of Belgium's Picanol Group, has announced the acquisition of 18,000 square feet of space at 65 Kitty Hawk in the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center (SC-TAC). The acquisition will accommodate an expanded sales, machine repair and replacement parts operation serving its United States markets. The amount of the investment and the number of resulting jobs were not divulged.
The SC-TAC will require a complete upfitting to provide custom space for administrative and sales offices, a training center for customers and employees, an electronic and mechanical workshop for equipment repairs and customization, and a warehouse of spare parts for rapid-response customer support. Work begins immediately, with the goal of a September move-in.
Picanol is a company global in reach, that develops and produces high-tech weaving machines. The company is over 75 years old and has more than 1,900 employees worldwide.
"Our goal with this initiative is to send a clear signal about Picanol's commitment to the North American marketplace and to our customers here in the United States, many of whom are concentrated in the Southeast and Texas, that we are here to support them and to help them grow and prosper as they emerge from the challenges that the textile industry has experienced over the last decade," said Cyril Guerin, president of Picanol of America in a prepared statement.