atg airports has opened a new manufacturing and distribution facility in the United States to support increased demand from Central and North America for its flexible range of airfield lighting solutions.

The new plant, which has been opened in Florida, supports the company’s existing USA office which was established earlier this year as a response to growing demand from Central and South America.

Successfully audited by the BSI and accredited to ISO: 9001:2008 quality standards, the new factory is operating to atg’s group quality management systems and brings an influx of jobs to the country, employing administrative, sales and manufacturing staff from the USA. Furthermore, atg airports is already planning future new appointments as it rolls its new sales strategy out across America.

This expansion into the American market comes at an exciting time for atg airports, which has just launched its new internationally compliant IRIS AGL LED to UK airport professionals, against a backdrop of global pre-orders. Final FAA certification is due by the end of September and the product is set to be available globally by the end of the year. Once granted, atg’s USA operations will support all current independent and future FAA-funded projects under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP.)

Kevin Armstrong, atg’s Sales Director said: "We are always doing everything we can to respond to the needs of airports worldwide and our new factory will allow American airport developers to access our products manufactured in their own country. It will also help us to enhance our supply to nearby territories including South America."

Next month will see atg’s key USA management team promoting the company’s American operations at the next Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESALC) event. This takes place in Tuscon, Arizona between the 20 and 21 October.