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International Aerospace Leader Chooses Elk Grove Village as New Hub for US Operations

Germany-based Broetje-Automation to establish 43,000 square foot facility in Elk Grove Technology Park for manufacturing and assembly of robotic systems and automated composite manufacturing equipmen

Post Date:07/01/2019 10:00 AM

Elk Grove Village is pleased to announce that Broetje-Automation, world leader in automated manufacturing for the aerospace industry, has chosen to base its US operations at the new Elk Grove Technology Park. 

The company has signed a lease with Elk Grove Technology Park developers Brennan Investment Group to occupy more than 43,000 square feet in one of the four buildings currently under construction. The site will serve as Broetje-Automation’s U.S. headquarters and production facility for manufacturing and assembling robotic systems and automated composite manufacturing equipment.

Broetje-Automation is the Elk Grove Technology Park’s first tenant and is the type of company that Elk Grove Village leadership envisioned when it began the process of transforming land that was once Busse Farm into a high-tech manufacturing hub.    

“An international aerospace technology giant planting its flag here in Elk Grove Village is further fulfillment of our vision to meet the growing demand for modern facilities that can accommodate the high-tech needs of manufacturers, data centers and others,” said Mayor Johnson.  “Broetje-Automation’s arrival in Elk Grove Village is just the beginning. We will continue to work promoting the Village as a premier destination for high-tech manufacturing firms and companies that understand the value of location and a community that will support them at every turn.” 

Broetje-Automation expects to begin operations in the Elk Grove Technology Park, which is located between East Higgins Road and Oakton Street, in October.  The company said it plans an aggressive hiring program adding 80-100 new positions in Elk Grove Village in the coming years.  Broetje-Automation will be hiring specialized machine builders with mechanical and electrical skills, engineers of several disciplines (electrical, mechanical, controls, software), as well as the full range of back office personnel. 

“The Elk Grove Technology Park was the only property we looked at where local government officials were fully engaged and involved from day one, which made us feel much more comfortable that the process would run smoothly,” said Broetje-Automation’s Brian O’Rourke, Vice President.   “Additionally, Elk Grove Village officials have made the commitment to connect Broetje-Automation to other industrial park companies, government officials, educational institutions and programs that offer training.  We are excited to be the first tenant at the Elk Grove Technology Park and bring the industrial park into the future with this tech park concept.”

The Elk Grove Technology Park lies on the north end of the nation’s largest industrial park, a six-square mile area that is home to nearly 5,600 businesses that employ nearly 100,000 Chicago-area residents. 

Over the last several years, the Village has worked to support the transformation of Busse Farm from vacant land into a thriving high-tech hub spanning 85 acres. The Village annexed this land in 2017 and approved a redevelopment agreement to support the necessary infrastructure development, including new roads, water service and sewer systems. 

The Village worked with ComEd to secure a site for a new electrical substation just east of the Elk Grove Technology Park near I-90 that will supply robust and reliable power to the community, companies in the adjacent industrial park, and new tenants that will occupy the Elk Grove Technology Park. 

“For decades, Elk Grove Village has been a destination for companies large and small looking for a place where they can grow, thrive and innovate,” said Mayor Johnson.  “Companies want to operate in municipalities that will foster and support their growth, rather than be an impediment to it.  That’s why we’ve worked hard over the years to establish Elk Grove Village as a place that is ‘Beyond Business Friendly’ and focuses on partnering with businesses to achieve success.   Today’s news is further validation that our efforts are bearing fruit.”

To learn more about the nation’s largest industrial park, located in Elk Grove Village, visit

To learn more about Broetje-Automation, visit or contact Simon Schmidt at 716-334-2246.

To learn more about the Elk Grove Technology Park, visit or contact Anna Mandarino at 847.443.2716.

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