Barco has announced it is looking to relocate the manufacturing activities of its Barco Fredrikstad AS (Norway) location, while further building out the local R&D and business development activities.
The Fredrikstad location, previously projectiondesign, was acquired by Barco in 2012 and named ‘Barco’s Centre of Excellence’ in single-chip DLP projection in 2015.
In order to strengthen its competitive position, Barco is now investigating to streamline its activities and improve operational efficiency by merging the Fredrikstad manufacturing activities with the larger projection factory at its new facility in Kortrijk (Belgium). Manufacturing and related activities in the Fredrikstad premise include 75 employees in total.
In parallel, the role of Fredrikstad as Center of Excellence for the Barco Group for Innovation, R&D and business development activities related to single-chip DLP projection will be further strengthened and expanded.