Schneider Electric announces grand opening of new global R&D center in MA
Schneider Electric has announced the grand opening of its new North American research and development center -- the Boston One Campus -- located in the town of Andover, Mass. The facility will also serve as the company's new North America headquarters.
ANDOVER, MA, Sept. 11, 2014 -- On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced the grand opening of its new North American research and development (R&D) center -- the Boston One Campus (BOC) -- located in the town of Andover, Mass. The facility will also serve as the company's new North America headquarters.
Designed to create an environment that encourages collaboration with customers, R&D engineers and employees, the new campus was also built with Schneider Electric's vision of sustainable design and energy efficiency. Further, BOC incorporates approximately $8 million of the company's own products and solutions and is expected to achieve about a 30-percent operating cost reduction in its first year.
The facility is U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certified and leverages Schneider Electric's SmartStruxure™ solution; APC by Schneider Electric EcoAisle and EcoBreeze data center cooling systems, data center and server uninterruptible power supplies (UPS); Schneider Electric Altivar variable speed for HVAC control; a variety of ultra-efficient luminaires from Juno Lighting Group® by Schneider Electric; intelligent IP security management systems from Pelco® by Schneider Electric; and more.
BOC is built to house approximately 750 employees across all disciplines of Schneider Electric's business segments. Likewise, it is made up of more than 240,000 square feet across two buildings with a design that focuses specifically on employee collaboration and innovation, as well as the needs of Schneider Electric's customers.
The campus's fully-immersive Discovery Center also allows visitors to learn about the history of Schneider Electric's energy management and innovation, as well as experiment with several of its solutions through simulated demonstrations via 65-inch interactive panels. BOC is also equipped with 53,000 square feet of engineering laboratory space that includes customer-accessible, cross-discipline technology integration laboratories known as StruxureLabs, where Schneider Electric engineers test and validate products through real-world customer deployments.
With the integration of engineering, sales, marketing, and customer support employees across Schneider Electric's multiple disciplines, and as one of only five global R&D centers around the world serving the company's 160,000 employees and customers, BOC is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors to the area in its first year of being open.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 31 billion US dollars in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. For more information, visit www.schneider-electric.com/us.