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Industrial tech manufacturer from Austria opens Herndon location

TELE opened its offices last month in the Town of Herndon (courtesy TELE)

An industrial automation manufacturer from Austria is now a part of the business fabric in the Town of Herndon.

Tele Controls Inc., a 60-year-old, woman-owned manufacturer, opened its first U.S. subsidiary in Arlington in 2018, according to company spokesperson Apolinar Rivera.

The company makes power monitors, switching relays and other technology used in control panels by industrial sectors, including water and wastewater, power plants and agriculture.

Rivera said that four successful years at a co-working location during the pandemic prompted the move to permanent offices in Herndon, as the company seeks to grow its presence in the U.S.

“We aim to be a valuable resource for these industries and our relocation was made possible with the help of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority,” Rivera said.

A grand opening ceremony is slated for June 22 at the company’s new offices at 570 Herndon Parkway in Suite 110.

The company only has three employees in the U.S. but around 100 employees in Europe.

“With our intentions to grow our industrial footprint in the U.S., we relocated our office in May intending to hire more staff and expand our company to become the top supplier of timer relays, monitoring relays, and energy sensors,” Rivera said.