On Thursday, Sept. 7, ASML held a ribbon cutting on its recently renovated building at 59 Danbury Rd. to mark the opening of its new state-of-the-art testing facility. State Rep. Gail Lavielle and Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development deputy commissioner Bart Kollen joined ASML general manager Bill Amalfitano and vice president of engineering Louis Lu at its ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new Development and Engineering Lab.
The new facility contains over 7,600 sq. ft. of testing space with 18 different testing stations, which ASML created as part of a $5 million-plus renovation. Company representatives say the project will enable ASML to continue to innovate for the future, and help the industry create the next generation of microchips that will power cars, airplanes and phones, among other items.
Both public officials and ASML executives touted how the project strengthens the company’s relationship with the local municipality and the state.
“I’m very excited for ASML’s future in the state and here in Wilton as well,” said Kollen, who helped secure economic development funding for the project. “They have decided Connecticut is the right place to expand. The talented people are here and this company has a very bright future in this state.”
ASML’s general manager reiterated the company’s ties to Wilton and to Connecticut.
“The state has been a true partner in helping us to expand. The expansions we are doing are not temporary. We’re committed to Wilton and Connecticut,” Amalfitano said. “We are hiring to support our growth and have many opportunities for talent across the state of Connecticut.”
Wilton’s State Rep. Lavielle was on hand to show her appreciation for ASML’s continued growth and presence in her district.
“ASML brings highly developed, international expertise to this community, region and state. We’re deeply grateful ASML has chosen to grow here, as it enriches our community,” Lavielle said. “ASML has our gratitude and thanks, and we encourage ASML to continue to grow and contribute to the community.”