The move is designed to increase supply chain efficiency, expand operations in critical air filter manufacturing and filter testing, and create a world class research and development (R&D) facility.
APC says that this development will allow the company to more efficiently serve its entire customer base in North America with added responsive manufacturing and distribution footprint.
“Having engineering, R&D, manufacturing and testing facilities under one roof will allow us to quickly develop custom filter products to meet our customer’s specific requirements,” said Russell Kelly, president of APC Filtration.
APC will be expanding its cleanroom facility to support growing military, defence, pharmaceutical, life sciences and restoration markets. This cleanroom will be a world class facility manufacturing and testing HEPA and ULPA filters for critical air applications. This expansion complements APC China’s current filter manufacturing and cleanroom facilities allowing APC to be more responsive globally and increase product development speed.
The new Brantford facility will focus on development for local markets in North America, while APC China continues to use its global research and development for global product platforms.
The target date for building completion is 31 March 2017. APC will start to move its Ancaster, Ontario manufacturing and filter testing facilities on 1 February 2017 in preparation for the grand opening on 3 April 2017.