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Pepperl+Fuchs to break ground in Ohio: New facility to foster future-oriented collaboration

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New building will reflect today’s work environment

TWINSBURG, OH (June 2024) – The Pepperl+Fuchs U.S. Division is getting a new home. The new 25,000-square-foot office building will house approximately 120 employees and will be constructed in Twinsburg, OH, just a short distance from the current location. A second U.S. location, the U.S. Distribution Center, is located in Katy, TX.

As a global leader in factory and process automation, Pepperl+Fuchs’ new office has been designed to meet the needs of both employees and the world’s changing work environment. How we work, where we work, and how we communicate with one another has changed drastically in recent years. The new facility takes these changes into account, embraces them, and integrates them into everyday working life.

Work21@ Pepperl+Fuchs is a new, future-oriented concept that is at the heart of the construction of the new headquarters and focuses on collaboration between colleagues. Collaborative environments encourage the exchange of ideas from diverse perspectives, leading to innovative solutions and creative problem solving. The new building’s open workspace will facilitate access to coworkers from different departments and encourage activity-based working over function-based working. This type of workspace allows for multiple tasks and activities in one area, more knowledge sharing and interaction, and improved corporate communication.

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The spaces will be designated for focused work, communication, collaboration, and recreation. Each space will have a specific purpose and will transform the way work is accomplished at Pepperl+Fuchs. This means not only a new building, but also embracing a new way of working in the 21st century.

“We are excited about the possibilities this new building offers. Not only will we have a fresh new space for our Twinsburg location, we will also be able to embrace the future of work head-on and be prepared for what comes next,” says Robert Smith, COO of Pepperl+Fuchs. “Our local work21 group and the global cross-functional group have spent months working with an employee-centred agency to develop our new work concept: one that focuses on organizational growth, the evolution towards hybrid work demands, and a positive work-life balance. Today’s digital working environment and hybrid work schedules have been uniquely meshed into the design of our new building. We look forward to continuing to set the standard for automation excellence in this redesigned workspace and developing some of the most innovative automation solutions in the world.”

The groundbreaking ceremony took place in May 2024, and the project is expected to be completed in late 2025.

About Pepperl+Fuchs

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and application of high-quality factory and process-automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs pioneered the development of proximity sensors 50 years ago and has set the standard for innovation and quality ever since. A perennial Reader’s Choice Award winner in both Control and Control Design magazines, Pepperl+Fuchs has also been named by Control magazine and the ARC Advisory Group as one of the Top 50 Global Automation Companies. The global headquarters of Pepperl+Fuchs is located in Mannheim, Germany, and the North American base is in Twinsburg, OH.

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