BROOKFIELD, CT—Emerson recently opened its new Branson welding and assembly technologies’ global headquarters here. This opening completes Emerson’s $49 million investment announced in April 2019 and supports Branson’s plastic joining, ultrasonic metal welding, and ultrasonic cleaning technologies for the medical, textile, automotive, food and beverage, packaging and electronics industries. Emerson purchased the 13-acre parcel for the facility less than two miles from Branson’s former Danbury headquarters.
Technological capabilities in this 146,000-square-foot facility include:
-48,000 square feet of manufacturing space for CNC milling machining centers, equipment assembly, and customer application runoffs.
-a 16,000-square-foot engineering lab for research & development, customer application development, and materials testing.
-Advanced additive manufacturing equipment for rapid-response prototyping and production tooling.
-Collaborative workspaces to facilitate information to develop customer solutions more efficiently.
-Dedicated training workspace for seminars, training classes, technical support services, and other customer needs.
-Energy efficient construction methods including space wattage limitations, energy-saving LED lighting, automated controls for daylight harvesting and recovering heat from manufacturing operations to help warm the facility.
Emerson also plans to host seminars and events to introduce clients to the advanced capabilities of the new facility, as soon as COVID-19 safety protocols permit.