Pittsfield Township-based industrial computer systems firm Dynics is poised to grow in 2018, adding employees and square footage to its building at 620 Technology Dr.
During the Pittsfield Township board of trustees meeting April 11, the company was awarded a tax abatement on new construction with the understanding that the company will spend more than $800,000 improving the property and hiring 10 new employees to add to its current team of 77.
Dynics president and founder Ed Gatt says the improvements will add 11,200 square feet to the building for a total of 37,400 square feet, making more room for both inventory and staff.
Dynics was founded in 1997 and expanded in 2005 when it acquired Ann Arbor Technologies. The company began with an emphasis on industrial computer hardware, but over time the company has shifted its focus to adding more software and bundling it with hardware.
"The software helps sell the hardware," Gatt says. "People want to get more information off their devices so they can predict, analyze, and identify where they can work on efficiencies."
He says the new hires will work both on hardware and software, but the majority will be software engineers.
Automotive and auto parts companies including Ford and Chrysler make up a large part of Dynics' client base, but Gatt says Dynics has users in a variety of industries, including the food industry.
The company already has salespeople servicing Mexico, China, and Germany, and Gatt says he believes Dynics is well positioned to keep growing in both national and international sales.
"Software integration services are going to play a big role in industry in the future, and we're barely getting into it," he says. "We're carving a nice niche for our products so that users can collect data, manage it, and present it."
This piece is part of a series highlighting local business growth in the Ann Arbor area. It is supported by Ann Arbor SPARK.
Sarah Rigg is a freelance writer and editor in southeast Michigan. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of Ed Gatt.