IRVINE, Calif. – July 1, 2014 – Georg Fischer LLC, part of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer Ltd.’s North American Piping Systems business unit , has expanded from its Tustin location to a new facility in Irvine nearly double in size. The company is a leading supplier of piping systems and instrumentation for the safe and reliable transport of liquids for industrial process control and is well known in the industrial manufacturing community as GF Piping Systems.
Heading up the new facility is James Jackson, recently appointed as Head of Business Unit Americas. “GF already has a significant US footprint with many locations across the country,” says Jackson. “The new site allows us to further increase our presence on the west coast by providing additional custom manufacturing, training capabilities and expanding personnel as needed.”
The spacious 115,000 square-foot Irvine facility is located at 9271 Jeronimo and can easily accommodate previously out-sized work areas as well as future growth. The site allowed the company’s office space area to double, the fabrication department to triple, and all other departments a 20% growth in work area. It also allowed space for a Demonstration Room to showcase fully operational products in a diverse range of life-like settings, including aquatics, energy, refrigeration, microelectronics and life sciences applications.
“Our Tustin location of 35 years underwent several office and warehouse expansions during our time there,” explains Jackson. “We enlarged it as far as we possibly could. The new location provides the space we needed to increase our Customization Operations area and large size pipe inventory. It also has truck-height loading docks that provide for easier loading and unloading.”
The new Irvine location includes:
- Office and work space for 100+ employees
- Sales, engineering, and technical support
- Custom manufacturing
- Demonstration room with working product examples in real-life applications
- Training facilities
- GF Machining Solutions, formerly located in Yorba Linda, has moved their west coast application and training center into the same building
In the manufacturing/OEM community, Georg Fischer LLC is known as GF Piping Systems and supplies a full range of plastic pipe, fittings, valves, actuators, rotameters, fusion machines, secondary containment, heat exchangers, custom products, and sensors and instrumentation for industrial process control.