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Opportunity Austin welcomes Acutronic's new Aerospace Products Division

Posted By Greater Austin Chamber | Mar 21, 2019
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Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber's five-county economic development initiative, today announced the launch of a new Aerospace Products Division by the Acutronic Group, a world-class manufacturer of precision motion simulation.

“Acutronic is a welcome addition to Austin’s burgeoning defense and aerospace innovation sector," said Opportunity Austin Senior Vice President of Economic Development Charisse Bodisch. "Its decision to locate in the Austin region is a yet another example of the strength of our innovative community and representative of how Opportunity Austin has continued to diversify our economy since 2004.”

Acutronic has secured an interim space in the newest WeWork facility at 316 West 12th Street. 

“We are incredibly proud of our Austin location,” said the Acutronic Group CEO Florian Aigrain, “This new office directly supports Acutronic’s long-term growth strategy and will allow us to work on next-generation projects that will influence some of the nation’s most exciting aerospace and defense programs.”

About Opportunity Austin
Opportunity Austin is the economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in the five-county Central Texas region. Top priorities include boosting economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepening the talent pool through development and attraction, and keeping the Greater Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders and site selectors through advocacy on issues such as a comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 400,000 to the Austin region. Learn more about Opportunity Austin here.

About The Acutronic Group
Acutronic is the global market leader in the development, design and manufacture of Inertial Guidance Test Systems and Hardware-In-The-Loop motion simulators. These high-precision motion simulators are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, and consumer electronics industries to test or calibrate inertial sensors (such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and inertial navigation systems); stabilized electro-optics; Electronic Stability Control systems; and in-flight engagement scenarios of missiles.
 
Acutronic’s Aerospace Components Division develops and manufactures specialty components for use on unmanned and optionally-piloted aircraft. These products are used on next-generation aerospace programs and include a range of servo-actuators as well as micro turbines and turbo-generator sets. Acutronic Aerospace offers standard products and excels at designing highly-customized solutions for demanding mission requirements.
 
Acutronic has a proud history of building and investing in technologies and teams that are crucial to the aerospace, defense, robotics, and transportation industries. The Acutronic Group employs over 140 employees, across sites in Austin, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Bubikon, Switzerland; Olten, Switzerland; Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; and Hyderabad, India.

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Greater Austin Chamber

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin region works. We serve as the voice of business for our member organizations and their employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.