Viavi relocates headquarters, plans expansion
Viavi Solutions has announced that its optical security and performance products (OSP) segment plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona.
The company also plans to transition its headquarters to the new facility, which is anticipated to house at least 100 employees by 2022. In preparation for this move, Viavi has already relocated its corporate headquarters to a temporary office in Scottsdale. The San Jose office will continue to operate as a functional centre of excellence and sales office.
In recent years, Viavi has seen growing demand for OSP technologies, driving a need for manufacturing capacity expansion as well as for redundant capabilities. In seeking to locate a new facility, the company found that Arizona provided the ideal conditions of being business-friendly, offering a high quality of life at reasonable cost, and providing a strong base of talent. The Optics Valley region of Arizona is a world renowned hub for optics research and Viavi is an Industrial Affiliate at the University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences.
‘As a global company, the right locations have been critical to our business success, and we have always contributed to the communities where we operate,’ said Oleg Khaykin, president and CEO at Viavi. ‘We are excited to establish a major new hub in Chandler, Arizona and expand our involvement in the state’s optics ecosystem.’
Chandler Mayor, Kevin Hartke added: ‘Chandler continues to make the short-list for exciting headquarters and manufacturing projects due to our supportive business climate, talented workforce, and quality of life. We are thrilled that Viavi chose Chandler and we are confident that our community offers the ideal environment to scale their business.’