10/13/2009 9:20 AM
66,000 Square-Foot AJA Campus Designed to Streamline Operations and Future Product Development
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, today moves into its new corporate campus, custom-built to AJA’s specifications in the heart of Grass Valley, California.
AJA, founded in 1993, worked closely with local architects Jeff Gold and Associates for two years to design a facility tailored to serve the company’s unique needs. The new purpose-built 44,000 square-foot main building comprises manufacturing on the lower floor, with corporate, sales, and administrative offices on the main floor. A second 22,000-square-foot custom building houses the engineering, QA, and technical support teams.
“Grass Valley has been a well-established hub for broadcast technology innovation for over 20 years. We are really pleased that AJA Video Systems is committed to staying in Grass Valley, delivering solid high-paying jobs in the technology sector, and as a result benefiting local families and contributing to the overall growth of our community. The new AJA campus buildings make a beautiful addition to the city,” said Grass Valley, Calif. Mayor Lisa Swarthout.
“It was important for AJA to stay in Grass Valley. Most of our employees live in the area, and with these new buildings we’re able to accommodate the growth we anticipate in the coming years with expanded product lines and new markets,” said John Abt, founder and CEO, AJA Video Systems.
“These new buildings are designed to centralize and streamline all processes of the company so that functional groups are put into certain areas based on their interactions with other departments within the organization,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “We are really excited about this—because as a company that has grown and spread organically over the past 15 years, having dedicated areas with custom-built infrastructure will help us work more efficiently, and serve our customers even better.”
Each of the buildings is designed with sophisticated IT and video infrastructures to support current and future technology needs. Eco-friendly building materials and building processes were deployed as much as possible in the new energy efficient buildings. AJA moves into their new offices on the heels of shipping their award-winning Ki Pro portable digital disk recorder and introducing their new KUMO line of compact SDI routers, which won product awards at IBC 2009 from Broadcast Engineering and TV Technology Europe magazines.
About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and Desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website www.aja.com.