Hilti held grand openings at its new Western Hemisphere Product Development and Tool Service Center and North American headquarters in Irving, Texas, last month. Speakers included mayor pro tem Gerald Farris; Hilti Group CEO Christoph Loos; Stefan Nöken, member of the executive board; and Cary Evert, Hilti North America president and CEO.
The Irving facility houses the Product Development and Testing Lab and the second largest Hilti Tool Service Center in North America. With more than 65,000 square feet, the facility allows for cutting-edge technology and equipment so Hilti can better serve its customers. The facility serves two main purposes – certified technicians perform tool repairs and maintenance, laser calibrations, and battery checks; and engineers, designers and product specialists develop, test and provide customer support for fire protection, anchoring and direct fastening products and applications.
“This new facility represents the next step in growing our Hilti North America presence over the next decade,” said Evert. “The further strengthening of our service network and product development capabilities ensures that Hilti will continue to provide innovative solutions to our customers that drive productivity on the jobsite.”
Hilti also held a grand opening at its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas.
By relocating, Hilti is placing the company closer to the construction market in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and a broad base of customers in the company’s core construction and civil energy segments.
“We selected Plano for several reasons, including the vibrant growth of the city and the proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex,” said Evert. “Our next step was to identify the perfect office space to house our workplace of the future.”