Aliso Viejo, California–CR Technology has expanded its worldwide headquarters by 30% to meet the significant increase in demand for its advanced line of vision and x-ray inspection systems. The new 26,000-sq-ft facility allows the company to accommodate the growing sales generated by the printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and semiconductor packaging industries.
CR Technology’s decision to expand its facility was driven by the increasing market acceptance and sales of automated optical inspection (AOI) and x-ray systems. The additional square footage will be utilized to expand all departments, including R&D, sales, manufacturing, and purchasing. The larger manufacturing area will allow for a significant increase in production while shortening lead times. In addition, R&D efforts will be ramped up in the facility as CR designs and develops new technologies. A new demonstration and conference center will also be part of the expansion.
In the next several months, CR Technology will be increasing its workforce by roughly 47%. The hiring of new personnel in key areas such as sales, manufacturing, and customer support ensures that the company has the experienced and knowledgeable staff required to sustain increased sales and deliver on CR’s unique value proposition of quality AOI and x-ray systems that lead the industry in precision, speed, technology, and price.
“As a leader in advanced vision and x-ray inspection systems, we have completed this expansion in anticipation of customers’ needs and the growth of the market,” said Richard Amtower, president, CR Technology. “Not only does the new facility increase our efficiency and our resources, but it ensures that we are able to better serve our customers and provide them with industry-leading systems that contribute to their business success.”