Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) represents ATW Automation


Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) represents ATW Automation in relocation and expansion

Monday, Mar 16, 2015

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) represented ATW Automation, Inc. (ATW) in the relocation of its Michigan manufacturing facility previously located at 12841 Stark Road in Livonia, Michigan to 31077 Durr Drive in Wixom, Michigan.

ATW, an affiliate of ATS Automation, Inc, is an Ontario-based company which designs and builds factory automation solutions. Needing to improve efficiencies and expand capacity with additional square footage, ATW selected NGKF to assist with finding the firm a more suitable space for their manufacturing facility in Michigan.

NGKF’s Anthony Avendt, senior managing director, represented ATW in the search for its new location in cooperation with, NGKF’s Rob Renaud, CCIM, SIOR, senior vice president and managing principal and Cam Graham, associate, both of Newmark Knight Frank Devencore, Toronto. Avendt, Renaud and Graham assisted in the firm’s site selection analysis, ultimately securing a long-term lease at 31077 Durr Drive, facilitated by the early lease termination of an existing tenant. The 117,709-square-foot manufacturing facility is on 12.84 acres and includes 27,800-square-feet of office and administration space.

“ATW was in need of a larger facility to house their expanding manufacturing operations,” NGKF’s Avendt said. “By way of a collaborative effort, our Detroit and Toronto teams were able to identify and secure an off-market opportunity that enabled our client to improve efficiencies and expand capacity to meet their current business needs.”

ATW will take occupancy of the new facility immediately and is currently working with the city of Wixom to re-name the street in honor of its long-term commitment to the community and its clients.


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