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Advanced Manufacturer Invests Millions, Expands In Missouri

Shick Esteve, a designer and manufacturer of automation systems for the food industry, plastic, soap chip and chemical factories, has expanded with a new $2 million, 108,000 sq. ft. addition to its manufacturing operation in Kansas City, Missouri.

“The expansion was driven by two goals, both centered around serving our customer base,” said Shick Esteve CEO Tim Cook. “We have grown as a company, and this gives us the capacity that we needed to meet increased customer demand in a timely manner. Additionally, with the new fabrication and machining equipment, we are positioned for higher-quality manufacturing capabilities with stainless steel products.”

Shick Esteve was founded in 1956 and acquired in 2016 by Linxis Group, now based in Nantes, France. The expansion project included new equipment for forming, rolling, laser-cutting and welding fabricated parts.

Additionally, the company announced plans to spend $1.7 million to build a new 15,000 sq. ft. technology center for testing and demonstrating the latest ingredient and mixing automation, process controls and industrial Internet-of-Things technology. The center will be known as the Linxis North American Technology Center and is expected to open in the fourth quarter.

For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact Subash Alias, Interim CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.932.3973 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration and investment needs.

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