Riegl Announces Expansions
New Facilities in U.S. and Austria for LiDAR Manufacturer
Riegl, an international manufacturer of LiDAR scanners for surveying applications headquartered in Horn, Austria, is investing heavily in the expansion of production and office space. The continued, worldwide demand for the high-performance sensors allows the company to grow and expand further, Riegl said.
The company started construction of a new office and production facility at the location of the company’s headquarters in Horn, Austria. The new building will house the company’s printed circuit board production and the software development team. The additional area comprises more than 2200m2 (24,000 sq. feet) on three floors and will offer space for up to 80 employees. A state-of-the-art measuring tunnel system with a length of over 100 meters will also be built and be used for testing and calibrating the Riegl sensors. The buildings will be ready to occupancy in fall of 2020.
Riegl is also continuing to grow in the United States, the company said. The company has been active in this market for more than 25 years and is currently building a new North American office facility in Winter Garden, Orlando, Florida, offering 1500 square meters (16,000 sq. feet) of floor space. The building will offer trendy and modern workplaces for up to 50 employees, the company said.
In addition to office space, the new Riegl USA Headquarters will also allow the company to expand in the areas of support, service and calibration for the complete Riegl portfolio. The building will be ready to occupancy Fall of 2020.
Throughout the building process, state of the art Riegl technology like the Riegl VZ-400i Terrestrial Laser Scanner as well as VUX-based LiDAR mapping drones will be applied regularly to support, monitor, and document the construction processes.
In total, the investment volume for the expansion of the company’s facilities in 2019 and 2020 is more than 10 million EUR.
“Our investments in Austria and the US prove our path of success and the growing internationality of the company” explained Dr. Johannes Riegl, founder and CEO of the Riegl Group, and his son, Johannes Riegl Jr., member of the management board and President of the US division of the company.
Riegl is a privately-owned company with subsidiaries in the US, Japan, China and Australia.