Applied Motion Products announced recently that the company has purchased land to build new corporate headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA, located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of Silicon Valley. A manufacturer of motors and motion control products, APM is a business unit of Moons’ Industries.
The move marks another milestone in the continued growth of Shanghai-based Moons’, now a major supplier globally of magnetic-based products such as permanent-magnet stepper motors and lighting drivers powered by magnetic transformers.
The new headquarters for AMP will consolidate all its U.S. operations including production, warehouse, operations, engineering, customer service and executive management in one location for greater efficiencies and synergy among the different departments. The larger facility will accommodate growth in the design and manufacture of motion control products including step motors, servo motors, drives and controls to meet growing demand while developing new innovations for different industries.
“The new corporate headquarters marks a milestone in Applied Motion Products’ growth,” said Don Macleod, president and CEO of AMP. “The size, layout and location will allow us to optimize operations, better serve customers, accommodate business expansion and proactively collaborate with other tech companies in Silicon Valley.” Groundbreaking on phase one of the new headquarters began in November 2019. Construction completion is expected in December 2020. During the construction period, operations will continue in the company’s current Watsonville, CA headquarters without interruption.
Founded in Shanghai in 1994, Moons’ has become a global Top 3 stepper motor manufacturer with the yearly shipment of more than 10 million hybrid stepper motors. Headquartered in Shanghai, it has more than 3,000 employees worldwide. Among its business units is Lin Engineering, a US-based stepper motor manufacturer which Moons’ acquired in 2015. Moons’ also makes LED lighting drivers many of which are powered by magnetic transformers.
Last year it acquired Technosoft Motion AG located in Zug, Switzerland. Technosoft has pioneered the design and manufacture of intelligent controller and drive in a single unit, as a cost-effective solution in many motion control applications, serving over 75 countries. Its iMOT line of intelligent brushless and step motors combines an intelligent drive, a motor and a position sensor into a single unit. The result is a compact cost-effective solution that translates motion commands received through a communication channel into mechanical motion.
The Technosoft acquisition brought the company’s footprint to a new global level of having an operating network of integrated research and development, manufacturing, marketing and service operations in Asia, North America and Europe for its motor business. The regional operation center is a key part for Moons’ to implement its global “Smart Micro Motion” strategy, the company said.