BLUFFTON — Grob Systems this month announced plans to build a new 45,918 square-foot office in Bluffton, the second major expansion the manufacturer has undergone in five years.
The expansion will primarily affect sales and engineering employees.
The new three-story office will house those employees alongside common areas, like conference rooms and a cafeteria, according to Grob Systems Marketing Director Emily Brock.
“We had the opportunity to build something new, giving every consideration to what kind of space our employees would be excited to work in, as well as represent the design and technology of our products,” the company said in a statement announcing the expansion. “We feel the addition to our campus will aid in drawing in the community’s top talent.”
The company already employs 560 workers in Bluffton and is currently hiring, although Brock said the hiring is not directly related to the expansion. She did not specify whether the expansion will create new jobs, but a press release announcing the new office noted that the Bluffton campus has space to accommodate future growth.
The most recent expansion for Grob Systems came in 2014, when the company added 90,000 square-feet to its facility, according to Brock.
Grob Systems manufactures machine tool equipment, like robots and automation tools, for the automotive industry and others. The company is a subsidiary of the German company Grob-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, which has other manufacturing plants in Germany, Brazil, the U.S. and China.
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