Altronix embarks on an expansion

Saturday, March 1, 2003

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Power supply provider Altronix Inc. is set to embark on a 7,400 square-foot expansion at its manufacturing facility that includes new equipment to streamline and speed up production.

It marks the second expansion for the company in as many years. Last year, it took over space adjacent to its headquarters to add an 8,000 square-foot warehouse and then converted its older warehouse into a new shipping and warranty department.

“We expect growth,” said Alan Forman, owner of Altronix, based here.

Some of that growth is anticipated to come from new OEM relationships and additional product representatives added during the first quarter of this year. Other new business is expected through a yet-to-be announced new line of products that will complement the company’s traditional line of power supplies.

Foreman plans to break ground on the addition sometime in March, with completion of the more than $250,000 expansion and equipment addition expected by this summer.

“It’s going to give us the ability to build more models simultaneously,” said Forman. “We won’t have to keep reprogramming the line.”

Along with the new equipment allowing Altronix to speed up production, it will also provide “a more efficient layout of our processes, as well as create a more pleasant working environment,” said Gary Zatz, sales manager for Altronix.

Altogether the addition will bring the company up to 50,000 square-feet of combined manufacturing and office space for its 100 employees.