After 60 years, Incoe Corp. has a showplace.
The hot runner manufacturer wrapped up its move Sept. 10 into a new global headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., a suburb of Detroit.
Incoe spent more than $20 million to build the 138,000-square-foot headquarters, which replaced several smaller facilities in nearby Troy.
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Business Development Manager Jim Bott said the new headquarters helps reinforce to customers that Incoe is a global hot runner supplier. The project was completed the same year the family-owned company celebrated its 60th anniversary.
"Our third generation of ownership saw the benefit of going all under one roof. Logistically, it's good for us. It's good for our customers. It's very difficult to showcase Incoe in three or four buildings," Bott said.
"We have had a few customers come in here, and their expression was 'wow.'" Incoe plans to have an open house at the headquarters in 2019.
One highlight is the new customer center, including a 2,400-square-foot molding laboratory, which will host training seminars. By the end of the year, the lab will have three KraussMaffei injection molding presses.
Incoe was founded in 1958 by Alex Seres, who developed and patented the first commercial hot runner nozzle. Under the second-generation leadership of former President and CEO Rick Seres, the company expanded globally. Along with the new headquarters in Auburn Hills, the company has manufacturing and sales facilities in Germany, China, Brazil and Singapore, with supporting operations located in Querétaro, Mexico; Dongguan, China; and Hong Kong.