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New facility to accommodate growth, increase operational efficiencies and support collaborative culture

MADISON, Wisc. —Sani-Matic Inc. a Madison, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of sanitary process cleaning equipment and components, today began a new chapter in its 75-year history with a groundbreaking ceremony commencing construction of the company’s new facility. The move will bring its two facilities under one roof, accommodate ongoing growth, provide operational efficiencies, and enhance the customer experience.

The property for the planned 93,500 square-foot facility is located eight miles from the company’s current facilities in the newly developed Park 151 industrial park in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. It will be the second building developed within the park and is slated for completion in May 2019.

“We have been operating from two facilities for several years to accommodate our ongoing growth, but it isn’t an efficient way to work and doesn’t support our strong collaborative culture,” stated CEO and President Aaron Zell. “As our scalable growth initiatives continue to help us grow, it became clear we needed a new facility to reunite our 160 employees under one roof and accommodate our ever-growing team of experts.”

The property also supports continued growth with space available for expansion.

A facility to inspire learning and innovation

The facility will feature 67,500 square feet of manufacturing space and 26,000 square feet of office space. The office area will include a training classroom and lab, automation and engineering labs for innovation, and dedicated Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) customer rooms that connect to the manufacturing floor.

“We host several trainings for our distributors, manufacturer’s representatives and customers every year,” commented Zell. “We also have many customers visit us to participate in week-long Factory Acceptance Tests. That is why creating an environment that is easy to work in as well as one that encourages learning and inspires innovation was heavily weighted in our planning.”

Selecting a location and community

The facility’s location was carefully chosen for its proximity to the company’s current facility. “The commitment to retaining every employee was top of mind in our choice of property. We didn’t want to lose good employees due to commuting challenges,” said Zell. “We also wanted to remain close to the Dane County Regional Airport and the City of Madison for talent recruitment and ease of access for our customers.”

Zell added, “The City of Sun Prairie has been an excellent partner during this process—from site selection to the final approvals needed to proceed. We look forward to becoming an active community partner.”

Sun Prairie city officials share the enthusiasm and desire to develop a strong partnership. “Sani-Matic is a great business to have in Park 151, and their project will be a key anchor in what we anticipate being one of the most attractive business parks in Dane County,” stated Sun Prairie Mayor Paul Esser. “Like Sani-Matic, we are looking for businesses that will bring good jobs with competitive wages to the area as well as be an active partner in the Sun Prairie community. We are excited about their investment here and welcome them to Sun Prairie.”

About Sani-Matic Inc.   

Sani-Matic Inc. delivers reliable sanitary process cleaning solutions through targeted engineering, automation and craftsmanship. For the past 75 years, the Madison, Wisconsin-based manufacturer has successfully served the food, beverage, and biopharmaceutical industries with a full line of equipment and supporting sanitary components including clean-in-place (CIP) systems, clean-out-of-place (COP) parts washers, GMP cabinet washers, tunnel washers, boosted pressure systems, strainers, spray devices and more. The company’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based ownership firm, WING Capital Group, continues to invest in Sani-Matic’s long-term success. WING Capital Group also owns Wisconsin-based manufacturing firms Kickhaefer Manufacturing Company (KMC) and Muza Metal Products.