By: Frank Antosiewicz
February 8, 2012
KENNESAW, GA. (Feb. 8, 2:50 p.m. ET) — Zwick USA recently moved a half mile to a new headquarters that is 75 percent larger than its previous site. The company said the move has increased its ability to provide sales and support to the North American material and component testing marketplace.
Zwick is a subsidiary of Zwick/Roell AG of Ulm, Germany.
The company moved from a 4,000 square feet space into a 7,000 square foot facility, according to managing director Bill Becker, and has added more training room and a product demonstration laboratory. It also has added space for rebuilding machinery.
Zwick has been in the United States since 1998 and has grown steadily. Becker said that it now has 20 employees, up from 14 a year and half ago.
“Zwick is one of the largest manufacturers of material testing equipment in the world,” he said.
Becker said that the company offers equipment for testing many materials, but plastics is one of its biggest markets. It tests such characteristics such impact and mold flow.
Among its newest products is a laser extensometer, a non-contact method of measure strain on a specimen. He said that it is able to give more accurate readings in that it does not come into contact with the product.