NJ: Amerlux Relocates to New Oakland HQ and Mfg Facility for 250 Employees
14 Nov, 2014
After more than a year of planning and development, Amerlux® has relocated its corporate headquarters and manufacturing and eastern distribution facilities from Fairfield, New Jersey to a brand-new 200,000 square-foot facility at 178 Bauer Drive in Oakland, New Jersey. The phone number (973.882.5010) remains the same. Amerlux, which is celebrating its 30-year history, is an innovative leader of energy efficient interior and exterior lighting for the retail, supermarket, hospitality and commercial market segments. Amerlux will add 40 percent more personnel throughout the New Jersey facility, which will accommodate up to 250 employees operating on multiple shifts throughout the week.
"We are proud to relocate into our new corporate HQ and east coast manufacturing and distributing facility, which represents a significant investment to bolster our extensive supply capabilities and advance our industry leadership and manufacturing expertise," said Amerlux Chairman Frank P. Diassi. "As sales continue to grow by more than 20 percent during the past five years, this facility, along with our new planned facility in Pearland, Texas, demonstrate our commitment to delivering innovation in commercial lighting for industry professionals that rely on our support and a seamless supply chain of superior luminaires to generate substantial future growth."
Amerlux utilizes state of the art Lean Manufacturing Principles that include the Kaizen System and integrate workflow processes for continuous and seamless improvements to its business model. Lean techniques develop strong cross-functional teams capable of reacting to changes in technology and market demands quickly. The results are less waste, smarter workstation configurations, shorter lead times, and significant efficiency in productivity and inventory control. A stock program has been implemented for standard products, which will allow shipment in less than five days.
"Our new home consolidates all materials, equipment and personnel that were previously housed across several sites in New Jersey, and provides the space and capabilities needed to accommodate our rapid growth," said Amerlux CEO and President Chuck Campagna. "As we advance our domestic and international channels for interior and exterior lighting, this facility underscores our commitment to high quality American manufacturing and benefits customers with quicker lead times, high quality products, additional production capabilities, and expanded technology development."
The facility features advancements in every department, including a wire-guidance system in the warehouse, new metal fabrication equipment, new testing labs, and automated custom powder coating operations. In addition, customer service has been reconfigured to dramatically improve efficiencies and support, and the engineering department is bolstered with engineers specializing in optics, software intelligence, electrical controls and operations, and thermal management.
Short-term plans include the construction of the Amerlux Theatre, which will feature a state-of-the-art product showroom and a top-flight classroom to host hands-on product training and continuing education courses.
The company will employee over 375 employees across all of its facilities in New Jersey, Texas and China.
The new facility was purchased by Unicorn Real-Estate Investment LLC and leased by Amerlux. LLC.
About Amerlux LLC
Amerlux® creates lighting designed around its customers and will stop at nothing to help realize their vision. Amerlux works closely with customers every step of the way, from design through construction, to ensure total success and total satisfaction. Amerlux is fueled by a passion to consistently deliver in a fraction of the time of competitors, even on on short-run custom orders, and that includes making sure every order is accurate, every product performs flawlessly, and every customer is successful.
Amerlux speaks the language of light for design and construction professionals around the world by manufacturing a broad array of optically superior, energy efficient lighting solutions for the retail, supermarket, hospitality, commercial and exterior lighting markets. Amerlux products and services include track lighting, recessed downlighting and multiples, pendants, linear fluorescents, and custom lighting systems, as well as support for energy reduction plans that can be used as a guide to state, city and local utility rebate programs for maximum energy savings and utility incentives. The company's domestic and international clients receive the support of Amerlux's highly trained specification sales force, as well as expert service from initial design to on-time delivery made possible by strategically located manufacturing, warehousing and shipping locations. www.amerlux.com.