Hirose Electric opened a new Americas corporate headquarters near Chicago. The new state-of-the-art facility features key elements to support customer development life cycle. This includes an expanded engineering lab with application support services and a new leading-edge customer imagination center. These upgraded facilities enable Hirose to work closely with customers to support the development of innovative products that meet application demands. The 18,000 square foot facility also has a dedicated training center for customers, sales representatives, and distribution partners. Combining a wide selection of connectors with unsurpassed customer service, Hirose caters to design engineers and buyers by designing and delivering interconnect solutions for OEM applications. The new facility strengthens Hirose’s ability to simplify the design process, shorten the design cycle, and quickly meet customer requirements. The expanded customer support center offers specialized connectivity design support for a wide range of applications including automotive, consumer electronics, data center, home appliances, industrial, lighting, medical, smart grid, telecom, Test & Measurement, transportation, and more. Hirose’s new Americas headquarters is located at 2001 Butterfield Rd, Suite 1900, Downers Grove, IL, 60515.