Posted February 18, 2019

Blickle opens new U.S. facility

Blickle U.S.A. has taken occupancy of a new 62,491 square foot multi-million-dollar facility located in Newnan, Georgia.

Blickle U.S.A.The building, designed and built specifically for the wheels and casters manufacturer, represents the completion of Phase One of the company’s U.S. headquarters campus. The 19.5 acre site has been developed and prepped with utilities in place for future expansion. Provisions for a railway spur to service the facility have also been made.

All U.S. operations will be managed from the facility including engineering, custom manufacturing, sales, customer service, product testing, customer and distributor training as well as shipping.

A primary feature of the new facility is the state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center. Here, Blickle staff, customers, and OEMs can perform head-to-head comparisons of multiple casters and wheels on their devices under a variety of real world conditions including different surfaces, inclines and declines, under load or empty, and in wet or dry environments. A proprietary and custom manufactured test device can demonstrate the effects of wear and tear over time by subjecting wheels to a high volume of cycles under a variety of conditions in a very short amount of time. The facility also features an outdoor test track.

“Our applications experts can tell someone with a very high degree of certainty what the best caster is for their needs. But, showing them in a realistic test environment gives them the 100 percent certainty to make their selection with complete confidence,” said Scott Chahalis, Blickle U.S.A. president. “That’s why we are committed to making this space available to any end user, distributor or OEM who wishes to use it.” 

Blickle U.S.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the German wheels and casters manufacturer Blickle Räder+Rollen GmbH u. Co. KG. Prior to the opening of the Newnan facility the company maintained a sales office in Charlotte, North Carolina.