Published in the March 2022 Edition of Arden Hills Notes
Made in Arden Hills features Delkor Systems, located at 4200 & 4300 Round Lake Road West
Above: Patricia Andersen, Delkor’s HR Vice President, in front of a robotic packaging machine manufactured at the Arden Hills plant
Delkor Systems is a local manufacturer that specializes in the design and manufacturing of advanced robotic packaging systems for the food, beverage, and consumer product markets. They employ the latest technology to solve today’s packaging challenges. With the addition of their second production facility at 4200 Round Lake Road West, Delkor Systems will have a total operational footprint in Arden Hills of 250,000 square feet and more than 300 employees.
The company works closely with college students who attend technical and engineering programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. More than half of their employees have either a two-year degree in robotics automation or a four-year degree in engineering. Some of the most advanced robotic packaging machinery in the world is designed and manufactured right here in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
Patricia Andersen (pictured above) will become the first woman to lead the entire North American Packaging and Processing Machinery industry association, known as PMMI. Patricia is currently Vice Chair of PMMI and in September 2022, she will become the first woman to lead this important manufacturing association of nearly 1,000 North American manufacturing companies. Patricia grew up nearby in Columbia Heights, graduated with a master’s degree in Economic Development from the University of Minnesota, and worked for 20 years in economic development for the cities of St. Paul, Maple Grove and Fridley before she and her husband, Dale Andersen, purchased Delkor in 1999.
Three Notable Facts about Delkor
- Delkor is one of the fastest growing manufacturing companies in the Twin Cities, and is the largest US manufacturer of vision-based robotic case packers.
- Delkor currently has many job opportunities and will be adding about 100 new employees this year to both their new plant at 4300 Round Lake West as well as their current location.
- Delkor System’s new plant in Arden Hills is going to be one of the most advanced manufacturing plants in the U.S. for robotic packaging machinery.
To learn more about the company, visit www.delkorsystems.com.