Sani-Matic Inc., a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of sanitary process cleaning equipment and components, on May 21 announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Sun Prairie manufacturing and office facility.
A small ribbon-cutting and flag raising ceremony at the facility, located at 2855 Innovation Way in the Park 151 Business Park in Sun Prairie, marked its grand opening with group tours spotlighting the facility’s innovative environment.
Critical partners of the new facility including all Sani-Matic employees, Ryan Companies, Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), Avison Young, WING Capital Group, BMO Harris Bank, and Sun Prairie Mayor Paul Esser, attended the ribbon-cutting and flag raising ceremony to honor both the project’s success and Sani-Matic’s military veterans.
In August 2018, Sani-Matic began building the modern facility in Sun Prairie’s Park 151 to consolidate its two facilities into one larger, more efficient facility, ensuring strategic growth.
“We started this journey to get our talented group of craftsmen, engineers, and employees under one roof, to learn from one another, innovate, and generate operational efficiencies,” stated Sani-Matic president and CEO, Aaron Zell. “We also kept the customer experience top of mind with each facility layout decision.”
The new facility’s enhanced features elevate the customer experience and allow for collaboration and innovation.
Sani-Matic hosts a significant number of customers for week-long Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) every year. The substantial annual customer traffic drove a layout that includes four designated FAT rooms looking onto the manufacturing assembly bays and test area for integrated project participation.
The company located the rooms across from the engineering team for ready access to project engineers and the documentation staff.
In addition to a steady flow of customers every year, many Sani-Matic sales channel partners seek onsite classroom and hands-on knowledge sharing. The need for an expertise exchange space inspired the Knowledge Center and Training Lab.
The Knowledge Center provides a modern classroom environment, and the Training Lab houses vital Sani-Matic equipment to allow hands-on education for distributors, manufacturer’s representatives, customers, and Sani-Matic field service technicians.
“While we are known for high-quality equipment, we also are experts at making smart equipment,” said Zell. “Our new automation and engineering labs provide an innovative space for our automation and engineering experts to create a future product offering of smarter systems.”
In addition to the facility’s innovation labs and amenities, a large café facilitates collaboration and idea sharing between all departments.
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.
Sun Prairie Star