Phoenix Contact, Middletown, Pa., celebrated the grand opening of its new Customer and Technology Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Top company officials from the U.S. and Germany welcomed customers, industry representatives and local and trade press for presentations and a dinner at the Center to mark the grand opening. Attendees also got an advance look at a few new products developed at the Ann Arbor facility.

Approximately 40 employees work in the 27,000-square-foot building. Phoenix Contact purchased the property in 2010 and has completed extensive renovations to make the center into a modern training, demonstration and software development facility. The centerpiece of the facility is a demonstration room highlighting the ways Phoenix Contact products can meet customer needs in five specific industries: automotive, power generation, oil and gas, transportation and water/wastewater.

“Our new Ann Arbor Customer and Technology Center brings Phoenix Contact closer to our customers in the Midwest. It creates an open-interaction environment where our customers can come and discuss their needs, and see how Phoenix Contact products and solutions can help them,” said Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA.