High-Tech German Company Announces New U.S. Innovation Center

Nanogate SE to establish an R&D center in Mansfield with JobsOhio Grant
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For Immediate Release:
April 11, 2018

COLUMBUS – JobsOhio today announced Nanogate SE, a Germany-based global specialist in design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components, will establish a new R&D center in Mansfield. Nanogate Jay Systems, the company’s U.S. subsidiary, plans to add the R&D center to its existing facility, where more than 400 employees design and manufacture high-quality automotive lighting and interior components for major automotive manufacturers in the United States, Europe and Asia. JobsOhio is supporting the project with a $2 million R&D Center Grant.

“There has been great interest in our plastic metallization applications in the U.S.,” said Nanogate CEO Ralf Zastrau. “In light of the dynamic developments on the market, our customers appreciate our local presence in the form of an R&D center.”

“JobsOhio was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. We are excited that our German supervisory board and Corporate management supported our effort to establish an R&D facility in Mansfield Ohio. Without the help of JobsOhio this would have never happened,” said Rick Taylor, CEO of Nanogate Jay Systems.

The new R&D center, which should be operational in the first half of 2019, will focus on developing the process and equipment to offer numerous applications in the area of chrome and stainless steel alternatives, decorative surface finishes and innovative lighting.

“Nanogate is a global leader in the development of design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components for sectors such as automotive, aviation, home appliance, interior, leisure und medical, and we are excited they chose Mansfield for its U.S. R&D facility,” said JobsOhio Managing Director for Advanced Manufacturing Glenn Richardson. “Nanogate’s R&D facility will further drive innovation in this leading-edge technology, and we look forward to a long-term partnership with them.”

With an attractive global market size, the project carries a huge upside for future production to be in Mansfield, and future company growth and many regional job opportunities.

“We welcome Nanogate to Mansfield and appreciate the value they place on our workforce and the opportunity they see in our community,” said Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, who represents Mansfield.

“This announcement is a big win for Mansfield,” said Ohio State Rep. Mark Romanchuk. “The manufacturing industry in Mansfield makes up an important component of our overall economy in Richland County. Nanogate SE will undoubtedly contribute to the growth that is already taking place in our region.”

The JobsOhio R&D Center Grant Program benefits companies across Ohio that want to engage in more research and development activities by providing funding so they can open or expand corporate R&D centers that support the development and commercialization of emerging products and technologies. JobsOhio’s strategy for the grant program focuses on advancement for nine sectors of the state’s economy as well as emerging sectors ranging from advanced materials to smart mobility.

Nanogate SE is a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components of very high optical quality. The Group develops and produces design-oriented surfaces and components and enhances them with additional properties (e.g. nonstick, scratchproof, anticorrosive). True to its slogan “A world of new surfaces”, Nanogate is a long-standing innovation partner who opens up the diverse possibilities offered by new materials to companies in a wide range of industries. It aims to improve customers’ products and processes and to provide environmental benefits by using multifunctional surfaces, such as those made of plastic or metal, and innovative plastic components. The Group concentrates on attractive sectors such as automotive, aviation, home appliance, interior, leisure und medical. For more information, please visit: www.nanogate.com

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For more information, contact:
Matt Englehart, JobsOhio
(614) 300-1152

For more information, contact:
Juliane Wernet, Nanogate SE
Tel. +49 6825 9591 223