Rittal Corp., Urbana, Ohio, announced the opening of a new U.S. headquarters in suburban Chicago. The company opened the doors of its newest North American location August 22, with a state-of-the-art Customer Center of Excellence including a technology and training center, and expanded showroom going live in 4Q 2013.
“We found a home in The Woodfield Corporate Center in Schaumburg, Ill., and intend to be fully operational by September,” says Douglas Peterson, president of Rittal Corp., United States. “The initial phase will include relocating the company’s executives, sales leadership, marketing and product management staff.”
The move is part of the company’s international expansion projects taking in the United States, China, India and Germany. These projects also include a multi-million dollar upgrade to several production lines in Rittal’s Urbana, Ohio, production facility, designed to provide greater capacity in manufacturing the Rittal standardized products and systems for its vital North American markets.
Peterson said some of the focal points of the Chicago facility will be a customer training center including expanded teaching resources, product testing facilities and a large-scale product showroom where customers can have a hands-on experience with the entire Rittal System.
Rittal is the largest company in the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group based in Germany, with 11 production sites, 64 subsidiaries and 10,000 employees worldwide.