Robotics company building new manufacturing facility in Temecula

New building will give iA-Robotics more space and allow them to expand on the same site in the future.

A Murrieta-based robotics company is looking to build a custom manufacturing facility in Temecula, a two-story structure at the southwestern corner of Winchester Road and Remington Avenue.

The architect on the project is Carl VanDerHoek, who has designed buildings for clients including Elsinore Business Park and San Joaquin Valley College.

“The building and site are designed for two phases,” he posted on his site. “The first phase is 24,800 square feet and the second phase allows them to expand to a total of 31,200 square feet. We developed a detailed space plan based on the client’s (iA-Robotics) program for their 12,000 square feet of office space. The offices feature views off the valley, an open lobby with a double stair, glass walls and a large conference room.”

iA-Robotics was incorporated in 2012 by founder Saksit Suetrong, an engineer at Fanuc Robotics who followed in the footsteps of a host of Silicon Valley luminaries by starting his own firm in a two-car garage.

“The company grew quickly and soon additional employees were hired, all of them trained by Fanuc,” according to his company’s site.

The Temecula Planning Commission is scheduled to consider the project at its regular meeting on Wednesday night, which is set for 6 p.m. in the Civic Center’s council chambers, 41000 Main St.

According to the staff report for the commission, the landscaping for the building will include two sand gardens with boulders, benches, decomposed granite path, shade structure and an entry arch.

When the company is ready to build the second phase, one of the sand gardens will be removed to accommodate a larger paved truck area and the boulders will be moved to landscape areas or the sand garden adjacent to Remington Avenue.

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