Meggitt Sensing Systems Celebrates Consolidation and Growth in Southern
New Location in Irvine to Bring More Than 150 New Jobs to the State, Grand
Opening Held on September 12
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meggitt PLC, a global
engineering group specializing in extreme environment components and smart
subsystems, is focusing on California to expand sensor and electronics
manufacturing. Facilities in San Juan Capistrano, California, and Londonderry,
New Hampshire, are being consolidated into a 190,000-sq.-ft. location in
Irvine where Meggitt expects to grow its workforce to nearly 500 over the next
five years with an investment of $24 million. A grand opening ceremony was
held on Thurs., Sept. 12, 2013.
"We are strengthening our position in North America by establishing a strong
engineering center with a world-class manufacturing operation," said Peter
Huber, President, Meggitt Sensing Systems. "We anticipate a smooth transition
to this new location that offers a very attractive working environment,
efficient production capabilities and layout, a highly positive impression for
our customers, and room for growth."
Over the last several months, the California Governor's Office of Business and
Economic Development (GO-Biz) has worked with Meggitt to assist with site
selection, workforce development and the various permits needed to enable
Meggitt to remain a technology leader and employer in California.
"California applauds Meggitt's decision to bring new aerospace and other high
technology jobs into our state," said Mike Rossi, Governor Brown's Senior Jobs
Advisor. "These dynamic industries support tens of thousands of jobs in
California, and the state is committed to helping companies like Meggitt
expand their operations."
Special guests attending the event included Peter Huber, President, Meggitt
Sensing Systems; Irvine Mayor Steven Choi; Leslie McBride, Deputy Director,
GO-Biz; Chris O'Connor, Consul General, United Kingdom; Jean-Francois
Lichtenstern, Consul General, Switzerland; and representatives from the
offices of United States Congressman John Campbell, California State Senator
Mimi Walters, California State Assembly Members Diane Harkey, Don Wagner and
Allan Mansoor, and Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer.
Meggitt Sensing Systems specializes in high technology products and systems
for civil and military aerospace as well as the energy, power generation,
nuclear, oil and gas, industrial, laboratory measurement, automotive and space
Meggitt PLC provides high technology products and systems for aerospace,
defense and other specialist markets. The company's civil aerospace presence
covers large commercial transports, regional aircraft, business jets,
helicopters and general aviation. In California, Meggitt has nine business
locations and a workforce of nearly 2,400.
Meggitt employs approximately 10,600 people in manufacturing facilities across
Asia, Europe and North America.
For details on Meggitt Sensing Systems products, visit
SOURCE Meggitt PLC
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