The aerospace manufacturer expects to double its investment in Austin over the next two years.
On August 5, 2020, Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber's five-county economic development initiative, announced the expansion of The Acutronic Group, a world-class manufacturer of aerospace components and motion simulators.
As part of a multi-million dollar investment, Acutronic will expand to a 26,000-square-foot facility at 1100 E. Howard Ln. In addition, Acutronic expects to double its employee base to 25 people over the next 18 months. The manufacturer previously occupied an interim space near the Texas Capitol.
“Acutronic’s continued growth bolsters our region’s defense and aerospace sector," said Austin Chamber/Opportunity Austin Senior Vice President of Economic Development Charisse Bodisch. “This demonstrates how the Austin community fosters innovation and how Opportunity Austin continues to diversify our economy and create new jobs.”
The expansion will accommodate engineering offices, assembly lines, and the first dedicated test-cell for micro-turbines and hybrid-electric generator sets for use on drones and next-generation urban mobility aircraft.
“We are incredibly proud of our Austin location, in close proximity to the U.S. Army Futures Command and the city’s vibrant technology industry,” said Acutronic Group CEO Florian Aigrain. “This expansion will allow us to design and manufacture actuators and micro-turbines for use on some of the nation’s most exciting aerospace and defense programs.”