The $5 million investment marks the first phase of a wider expansion plan.
Watertown was chosen for its proximity to top engineering talent available through the many world-class universities and high-tech businesses found in the Boston area, while still being within close reach of similarly skilled engineers in the New York metropolitan area. It is also only a short distance from the company’s US headquarters in Keene, NH.
Construction on the new facility will begin in April and should be complete by the end of July. It has been designed to facilitate creativity and cross-functional teamwork through five fully kitted labs and workshop rooms, an open-plan office philosophy and many state-of-the-art breakout areas for collaborative project working.
“Our customers need to print efficiently on a range of surfaces from the very food people eat to tiny pipes on mission-critical defense equipment. They rely on us to develop the safest, most efficient and reliable way of printing their information where it is needed,” says Bart Verlinden, vice president of research and development at Markem-Imaje. “Our Watertown investment will help us deliver cutting-edge innovations even faster and more effectively than before. It also demonstrates our continued commitment to exploring new technologies and creating innovative ways to deliver the best available product marking and traceability solutions to our customers.”