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Bystronic breaks ground on new North & South American market region HQ

The construction of the new Bystronic Experience Center will be completed by the summer of 2019. The construction of the new Bystronic Experience Center will be completed by the summer of 2019.
In Bystronic’s new Experience Center, customers can experience current and future technologies and services for the sheet metal working world. In Bystronic’s new Experience Center, customers can experience current and future technologies and services for the sheet metal working world.
From Left to Right: Sven Künkels (Bystronic COO/Managing Director of the Competence Center Bending), Robert St. Aubin (President of Bystronic Inc. / Senior Vice President Market Division North & South America), Jeff Janda, SIOR (Principal, Lee & Associates of Illinois), Cornelia Gehrig (Bystronic CFO + IT), Johan Elster (Bystronic Head of Business Unit Markets), Matthew Rodriguez (Village of Hoffman Estates), William McLeod (Mayor of Hoffman Estates), Alex Waser (Bystronic CEO) and Mike Plumb (Principal, Lee & Associates of Illinois). From Left to Right: Sven Künkels (Bystronic COO/Managing Director of the Competence Center Bending), Robert St. Aubin (President of Bystronic Inc. / Senior Vice President Market Division North & South America), Jeff Janda, SIOR (Principal, Lee & Associates of Illinois), Cornelia Gehrig (Bystronic CFO + IT), Johan Elster (Bystronic Head of Business Unit Markets), Matthew Rodriguez (Village of Hoffman Estates), William McLeod (Mayor of Hoffman Estates), Alex Waser (Bystronic CEO) and Mike Plumb (Principal, Lee & Associates of Illinois).

Bystronic, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of laser cutting, press brake and metal bending systems, held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new advanced Experience Center and U.S. corporate headquarters. The 162,875-square-foot facility will be located in the western Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, directly off of Interstate 90.

Jeff Janda, SIOR and Mike Plumb, principals of Lee & Associates’ Illinois office, represented Bystronic in this build-to-suit. Conor Commercial Real Estate is the developer and the facility is being built by McShane Construction Company. Mike Sedjo and Jack Brennan of CBRE represented the developer. The facility was designed by Heitman Architects, Inc. Construction on the facility will be completed by the summer of 2019.

The new Bystronic Experience Center will feature an advanced showroom, where visitors can experience the company’s innovations first-hand with an entire range of sheet metal processing solutions. The facility will serve as the new hub for Bystronic U.S. business operations, currently headquartered in Elgin, Illinois; including sales, service, spare parts and the refurbishing of used machines.