inTEST announces expansion of Ambrell to new N.Y. site

Mount Laurel-based inTEST Corp. announced Tuesday its thermal segment subsidiary, Ambrell Corp., has opened a new manufacturing facility in Rochester, New York.

inTEST is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of thermal management products and semiconductor automatic test equipment interface solutions.

Construction of the new 80,000-square-foot facility was completed in April, inTest said, and all equipment, production assets and employees have been transferred from its previously facility in Scottsville, New York.

“This is an exciting time for Ambrell and marks a huge milestone for the company, its employees and customers who will all benefit from the opportunities this expansion presents,” said Tony Mazzullo, president of Ambrell.  “This new facility adds floor space to our applications laboratory to provide our customers with access to all of Ambrell’s products when they visit The Lab at Ambrell.  The addition of floor space and equipment will also enable us to manufacture more products to meet the growing demands of our customers.  In addition, our highly efficient manufacturing floor will enable us to maximize throughput while continuing to manufacture solutions that are innovative, of very high quality, and reliable.”

“Ambrell’s expansion plan received considerable support from the state of New York,” said James Pelrin, inTEST CEO and president. “The new facility is designed to meet the demands of Ambrell’s growing business, increasing current capabilities for both product design and manufacturing.  To accommodate this rapid company growth, we are expanding from approximately 40,000 square feet at the previous facility to 80,000 square feet at the new location.”

inTEST said it expects tenant improvements for the new facility to total $2.1 million before applying $1.1 million in grants which were offered from the city, state and local utility.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held June 8, with participants including Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren; Joseph Robach, New York state senator; Robert Duffy, CEO and president, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce; Adam Bello, county clerk, Monroe County, New York; and Vincent Esposito, regional director, Empire State Development.