Global engineering and technology company Emerson is going to invest more than $100m to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Boulder, Colorado.

The nearly 180,000-square-foot expansion includes a new, 85,000-square-foot laboratory and manufacturing facility to design and develop products, technologies and software that measure and control the flow of material in a manufacturing process. 

The investment will provide Emerson with more working space and will see the launch of a new innovation centre focused in research, new product development and industry training.

Commenting on the expansion, David Farr, Chairman and CEO of Emerson, said, “This US investment significantly expands our ability to serve as industry leaders, helping customers in essential industries optimise their operations with the latest technologies.”

“Our new facility demonstrates our continued commitment to customer-driven innovation and high-tech manufacturing, as well as our focus on attracting the best and brightest talent to work for Emerson.”

The new centre will drive innovation and new product development to enable customers in critical industries to realise performance improvements in production, reliability, safety and sustainability.