Belden Universal, a Broadview, Ill., manufacturer of custom universal joints and highly specialized mechanical power transmission products, said it will move into a new advanced production facility later this year.
Construction of the new, 40,000 sq. ft. factory is progressing rapidly in Hillside, Ill., which is in close proximity to Belden’s current headquarters in Broadview. Relocation will proceed in staged phases this fall and expected to conclude by late in the year,
The company said the expansion was fueled its steady growth over the last two decades, necessitating larger space for employees and for more streamlined production flow due to ongoing investments in equipment.
“We are extremely proud to move into our new building in the very near future,” said Perry Sainati, President of Belden Universal. “ The larger, modern facility will allow us to continue delivering highly innovative products and quality service to our customers and provide an improved work environment to our employees.”
Belden said the newly constructed factory will accommodate leading-edge manufacturing technologies, lean equipment layout and automated workflow, resulting in increased efficiency, healthier margins and better overall customer experience. Close proximity to interstate highways will also benefit customers, suppliers and employees, the company said.
Belden universal joints are available as heavy duty, high strength, leveler strength or needle bearing, manufactured from a broad array of materials and platings.