Seeking a North America location
ULT AG, a leader in high-efficiency industrial air filtration and dust collectors, designs and manufactures products used by industries including medical, pharmaceutical, electronic and general manufacturing. ULT also offers solutions for process air drying and cleaning, as well as custom-built units for special applications. Originally based in Löbau and now in Bautzen, Germany, ULT has grown into a sizable employer over the last two decades. When the company’s growth allowed for expansion beyond Germany’s borders, ULT set its sights on North America.
Wisconsin emerges as the best choice
After an extensive review of potential locations for a new North American headquarters, including Texas, California and other Midwestern states, ULT chose a location with strong German heritage: the southeastern Wisconsin city of Mequon in Ozaukee County. This location will initially serve as a sales office before ULT hires additional staff as the business grows over the next three years. The responsiveness of Wisconsin’s economic development representatives played a significant role in the company’s selection of Mequon as the ideal location for ULT’s first U.S. facility. Personal connections at the local level and Wisconsin’s quality of life, as well as Wisconsin’s proximity to customers and deep manufacturing supply chain, were also important factors in the decision.