Securaplane Inaugurates 55,000-Sq.-Ft. Facility in Oro Valley
- Feb 06, 2014
Securaplane’s strong growth made it inevitable that the avionics products supplier would eventually outgrow its Foothills Business Park location. The company has found a solution and completed expansion recently in Oro Valley. The newly constructed 55,000 square foot facility is located within Innovation Park and will house 180 employees.
Securaplane Technologies is a leading supplier of avionics products for business, commercial and military aircraft. The company is a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC, an international group operating in North America, Europe, and Asia. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy markets, best known for its specialized extreme environment engineering.
In order to increase the size of its operations and support production for its business jet, air transport, rotorcraft and military customers, Securaplane turned to the Economic Expansion Zone for acreage. The overlay district was approved by Oro Valley Town Council on Oct. 3, 2012. The purpose of creating such an area was to streamline the process and reduce the time required for establishing or expanding a business. Oro Mayor Satish I. Hiremath is pleased to see Securaplane joining Innovation Park’s high-tech corridor “We’re also proud that Securaplane was the first business to benefit from the Economic Expansion Zone,” he added in a statement for the press.
A grand opening celebration for the new facility will be held March 20, with the attendance of federal, state, and local officials as well as Securaplane stakeholders.
Photo credits: Innovation Park official