Allied Vision Technologies expands R&D center for machine vision, continues growth

Beginning August 2011, Allied Vision Technologies will expand its R&D center by occupying the entire first upper floor of the City Center Ahrensburg building. This will open up an additional 100 m² (1,080 sq. ft.) of space for offices and laboratories.

Beginning August 2011, Allied Vision Technologies (AVT; Ahrensburg, Germany) will expand its R&D center by occupying the entire first upper floor of the City Center Ahrensburg building. This will open up an additional 100 m² (1,080 sq. ft.) of space for offices and laboratories.

The company says that the additional space is urgently needed since the worldwide market for digital cameras for industrial and scientific applications is booming. Despite a minimal drop in demand during the crisis year of 2009, in 2010 AVT posted an increase in sales of just over 60% compared to the previous year.

With the increased demand, several new employees were recently hired and more qualified personnel are being sought. “In contrast to many of our competitors, we didn’t eliminate any positions during the financial crisis. Quite to the contrary, we invested in research and development in order to be able to profit from the market recovery with attractive products,” explained Frank Grube, President and CEO of AVT.

"As the economy rebounded, the number of employees increased by leaps and bounds, and what was originally considered generously spacious work area had to be expanded sooner than expected. We had anticipated growth, but not to this degree,” adds Grube.

--Posted by Vision Systems Design

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