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Phillips Connect’s new warehouse in Irvine, California

Phillips Connect expands facilities to support growth

April 29, 2022
The company recently expanded with a 10,000 sq.-ft. headquarters and testing/development lab located at the University of California at Irvine Research Park.

Phillips Connect expanded its business facilities' capacities in manufacturing, R&D, and warehousing with a new headquarters complex that will accommodate "explosive growth since 2020," the company announced. 

In the last five years, Phillips Connect said it leveraged long-standing relationships from Phillips Industries with trailer OEMs and fleets to develop trailer telematics solutions that complement the new technology standards in the trucking industry.

“From the rate that our company is growing and the feedback we’ve gotten from the largest trailer fleets in North America, I can confidently say we’re on track to meet our goal,” Founder and CEO Rob Phillips said in a statement.

Phillips Connect’s recent expansion includes:

  • A 10,000 sq.-ft. headquarters and testing/development lab located at the University of California at Irvine Research Park. The employee count at its headquarters complex doubled by the end of 2021 and is expected to double again by the end of 2022.
  • Phillips Connect established a warehouse with assembly, software provisioning, quality control, and environmental testing capabilities. A smart trailer used for testing and a full-feature scale model are held in both Irvine facilities to offer visitors an immersive experience into Phillips Connect.

“The Phillips name in the commercial vehicle industry means reliability, quality, innovation, and a solutions-based mindset,” said Greg Jones, Phillips Connect’s VP of operations. “At Phillips Connect, we have drawn on that reputation as we position ourselves to be the premier telematics supplier to the customers Phillips has served for decades.”

Phillips Connect also has plans to expand to the European market, with its initial touchpoint through a partnership with Phillips Europe in Poland.

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