By Anthony Capkun
July 13, 2015 – In Texas, Hilti North America recently celebrated with grand openings at its Western Hemisphere Product Development & Tool Service Centre and North America Corporate HQ.
At over 65,000 sf, the service centre facility in Irving, Texas, houses the Product Development & Testing Lab, and the second-largest Hilti Tool Service Centre in North America, says the company.
“This new facility represents the next step in growing our Hilti North America presence over the next decade,” said Hilti’s Cary 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.”
The facility serves two main purposes: certified technicians perform tool repairs and maintenance, laser calibrations, and battery checks; engineers, designers and product specialists develop, test and provide customer support for fire protection, anchoring and direct fastening products and applications.
The company’s new North America HQ, meantime, takes up two floors in the Legacy Tower in Plano, Texas.
Photo 1: Christoph Loos, Hilti Group CEO. Photo courtesy Hilti.
Photo 2: Cary Evert, Hilti North America president & CEO. Photo courtesy Hilti.
Photo 3: Ribbon-cutting at Hilti Western Hemisphere Product Development & Tool Service Centre. Photo courtesy Hilti.