On Saturday 2nd June 2018 Mergon Corporation, celebrated 20 years in Anderson, South Carolina with a Family Party. The party coincided with the official opening of the Global Innovation Hub. Mergon Corporation is part of Mergon Group, set up 1981 along with Mergon Czech.
Johnny Bowman, Mergon Corporation Processing Supervisor who joined the company on day one in 1998 states “While other companies may talk about it, in Mergon we are all family. We are proud of our Innovative culture. 2018 marks both our 20th birthday and also our Year of Innovation. Never has change been a bigger part of what we do.”
The Hub includes a fully immersive Virtual Reality experience of the products and processes, including programming 7 axis robots. This enables super agile product development lead-times for our global automotive and industrial customers.
Mergon Corporation continues to invest in advanced automation, robotics, twin sheet thermoforming and blow moulding machines. Over the last three years with an investment of $6 million, Mergon is fully committed to being the partner of choice – developing innovative solutions with BMW, Tesla, Nissan amongst others.
Recently Mergon Corporation completed a doubling of their office area and upgraded the toolroom facilities. The company awaits delivery of its first Collaborative robot to compliment the thirty-five multi-axis ABB robots, in the pursuit of total quality excellence.
“Our team of more than 210 highly talented employees underpin our firm belief that our employees are our most valuable asset” stated Michael Daly, President. “We practice an open style of management, combining the best ideas that we see in the traditional automotive sector and those in the disruptive start-ups in Silicon Valley. We embrace change. In order to make technology break-throughs, we recognize that we sometimes we will fail, but we pick ourselves up and learn from the experience. We like challenges!”
Pat Beirne Mergon Group CEO, during his visit to the Upstate for the Family Party, added “There is no more fitting way to celebrate 20 years than with our employees and our families. We look forward to continuing and growing our operations here in South Carolina. Fostering an innovative culture will be the key driver and motivator for ensuring our continued growth. The launch of the Global Innovation Hub is a key enabler for preparing a bright future ahead.”
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