To keep up with the increase in demand for their thermal transfer ribbons, Armor USA expanded its facility in Hebron, Kentucky.
The new building is near the current facility, 2900 Earhart Court, where they were located for 20 years. Additionally, Armor has opened subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Colombia, and continues to show steady growth in sales within the United States. By acquiring the new building, they have made room to continue this trend.
Currently, Armor USA occupies 81,000 square feet of space. With the new expansion, Armor USA will add over 32,000 square feet, resulting in a total of 113,000 square feet of space. The original building will maintain some of its offices but demolish others and create 40 percent more space for production. This will make way for new equipment, enhanced automatization and allow overall production capacity to increase by 60-80 percent.
The expansion will be used for mostly non-manufacturing purposes. The acquisition will result in enhanced working conditions with multiple private offices, open office settings with high ceilings, state-of-the-art applications labs, multiple conference rooms and a customer experience center.
This expansion will also host the US headquarters of the new developing technologies from Armor, such as Kimya and En’Safe. Kimya is the brand of 3D filaments that Armor initiated as a new life for plastics from used ink cartridges. Utilizing Armor’s chemical expertise, Kimya has expanded to new high-performance materials such as PEKK, PEBA, PC, ABS composites and more, supporting partners in their additive manufacturing needs. En’Safe is the brand for current collector films, a key component within lithium ion batteries and super capacitors. En’Safe films are used in electric vehicles and stationary energy storage units for home markets, as well as markets with large global electric grids.