Ericsson is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm. The company now selects Lewisville, TX, for its first 5G smart factory in the United States.
Opening in early 2020, the fully connected and automated smart factory will make Advanced Antenna System radios that enable 5G deployments. Ericsson invested $100 million into the smart factory, which is projected to be nearly 30% more energy efficient than comparable buildings. The company also plans to install solar panels to generate onsite renewable energy and install 26,000-gallon tanks to collect and reuse rainwater. Ericsson is pursuing LEED Gold and LEED Zero Carbon certifications for the smart factory, which will make it the first Ericsson factory in the world to achieve this goal.