High-tech tool manufacturer and fabricator Amada Tool America is expanding operations in Batavia, Genesee County, with plans to create 17 new jobs.

Amada Tool America is expanding its 53,000-square-foot plant located on Treadeasy Avenue in Batavia by up to19,000 square-feet in a $2.3 million project. The company will also invest $6.5 million in new machinery and equipment at the site.  Already underway, the company expects the project will be completed this year. New York State, with incentives, and the Genesee County Economic Development Center are assisting with this expansion.

“We are excited about expanding our local operations here in Upstate New York. We look forward to a successful new product launch, with production starting in January of 2020,” said Ed Dries, chief operating officer of Amada Tool America

Founded more than 70 years ago, the Amada Group is one of the leading international machine tool manufacturers with nearly 8,000 employees worldwide, and North American operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company manufactures and offers sheet metal fabricating equipment and automation, tooling (at the Batavia location), and software to its clients worldwide. Amada’s location in Genesee County employs 68.