March 1, 2012
IMS Systems Inc. has begun construction of a $3.5 million, 9,500-sq.-ft. production facility adjacent to its North American headquarters building in Mars, Pa.
The new building will allow the Heiligenhaus, Germany-based company to manufacture gauges and measuring systems in the U.S. using mostly American-made components. This development marks the first time in IMS’s 32-year history that it will produce gauges outside of Germany.
The new facility will add up to 20 high-tech jobs when in full production.
IMS Systems Inc. manufactures X-ray, isotope, and optical measuring systems that gauge the length, width, thickness, flatness, coating weight, cross-profile, and speed of hot and cold ferrous and nonferrous strip and plate, as well as perform 3-D inspections of flat products.
(Pictured left to right) Rainer Fackert, IMS CEO and managing director; John Buckman, IMS general manager and vice president of operations; Hendrik Schultes, IMS CFO and managing director