MILWAUKEE, WI, October 2, 2018 — Zund America, Inc. (Zünd) held a groundbreaking today for their new North American Headquarters that is being constructed at Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek, WI. The new headquarters includes offices as well as spaces for product display, customer and employee training, and warehousing for their product and miscellaneous materials that support the install and servicing of Zünd equipment. The building will include loading docks for shipping and receiving.
“In our new building of over 50,000 square feet, here in Oak Creek, we will have the facilities and resources to continue to provide our customers with the best possible sales and service support and continue to grow for many years to come in the Oak Creek community. With the completion of our new headquarters, we are very excited to further contribute to this community by not only attracting many visitors from all over the U.S. and Canada but also supporting local programs such as the Oak Creek High School Robotics Team and being a great neighbor to the Drexel Town Square development,” said CEO Oliver Zund at the groundbreaking.
Since 2004, when it was first established, Zünd America’s Franklin office has grown from five employees and 10,000 square feet of space to nearly 70 employees and constructing a new 61,000 SF building to be used for demonstration, service, office and warehouse space. Zünd supports thousands of customers all over the U.S. and Canada, in graphics, packaging, leather, textiles/composites, manufacturing and other industries that rely on Zünd cutters for precise, efficient digital cutting.
Zünd is engaged worldwide in the development, manufacturing and distribution of multifunctional digital cutters with corporate headquarters in Altstätten, Switzerland and sales and service organizations in Hong Kong, China, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangalore, India, Eersel, Netherlands, Bergamo, Italy, St. Albans, United Kingdom and Lindau, Germany.
The striking building was designed by Graf & Tolosa, Inc. of San Francisco with Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), headquartered in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, serving as the Project Architect. Hunzinger Construction Company is the Construction Manager on the project. Zünd America will relocate to Oak Creek from its current location in Franklin, WI.
The design team also includes Ring & DuChateau, LLP as MEP designers, Kapur & Associates, Inc. as Civil Engineers and Pierce Engineers serving as the Structural Engineer.
The project is set to be completed in September of 2019.
About Zünd America
Zünd America is the U.S. sister company of Zünd Systemtechnik, the family-owned manufacturer of multifunctional digital cutting systems. For more than three decades, the Zünd name has stood for Swiss quality—synonymous with precision, performance and reliability. Zünd has been designing, manufacturing and marketing modular digital cutting systems since 1984 and is recognized worldwide as market leader in several different industries. The technological superiority of Zünd cutters stems from the company’s insistence on superior quality standards, modular design, and a strong focus on its customers and their market-specific needs for cutting, finishing and automation.
About Graf & Tolosa
Graf & Tolosa is a full service, design based architecture firm led by Fabian Graf and George Edwin Tolosa based in San Francisco, California. The architects have over 30+ combined years of professional experience across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
About Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA)
Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is best known for designing environments that elevate people’s potential. More than 220 employees in Milwaukee, Madison, Des Moines and Denver demonstrate unparalleled commitment to the markets, communities and clients they serve. The respected 111-year-old firm specializes in several markets including workplace, healthcare, education, senior living, student housing, mixed-use, entertainment and science + technology. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at eua.com.
About Hunzinger Construction Company
Hunzinger Construction Company was founded in 1907 and is a fourth-generation family owned firm responsible for the construction of many of Milwaukee’s most significant buildings. Hunzinger employs over 200 people and has annual construction volume over $150 million and is recognized throughout the Midwest as a leader in the construction industry.