Schneider building “workplace of the future” in Edmonton
Schneider Electric has announced its decision to relocate its current operations in Edmonton to a newly constructed, larger space in March 2019 to meet increased market demand.
“By design, this facility will offer an open, energizing, productive and safe collaborative space for our employees, and will showcase both the Schneider Electric brand and our EcoStruxure products in use throughout the facility,” said Susan Uthayakumar, President of Schneider Electric Canada. “I am confident this change will evoke a positive response from our customers, suppliers, and employees alike, and will serve to meet the demands of the market for years to come.”
The new workplace will accommodate all existing Edmonton employees, along with additional employee positions to support growth.
The move to 77,000 square feet of floorspace from its existing 59,000 square foot location will provide Schneider Electric with enough capacity to introduce production of Ready-To-Install compatible power panelboards to the current production of QED switchboards, motor control centres and lighting panelboards.
Next year, the 102 employees currently working at two separately leased locations will move to the new facility, located at Edmonton’s Henday Industrial Park – a facility that will offer mixed-use office space and a production floor to accommodate current Global Supply Chain operations, Edmonton sales and Edmonton service employees.
The new facility includes full office integration of connected products, edge control and analytics software on the plant floor for a “Smart Factory” environment. By using its own energy management products and solutions throughout the facility, “Schneider Electric is ensuring energy resources are used as effectively as possible,” states a company press release.