Garmin to Embark on $200 Million Campus Expansion

The upgraded facility will make room for 2,600 more employees.

Garmin Campus Expansion
Garmin is expanding its Olathe, Kansas, campus in part to bring in 2,600 new employees.Garmin International

Garmin is breaking ground on a $200 million facility expansion at campus in Olathe, Kansas, creating room for up to 2,600 new employees.

“Our vision is to be an enduring company that is a leader in all markets that it serves. To accomplish this, we need a world-class facility that can attract and retain the highest level of talent,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin CEO.

Once complete, the 96-acre Garmin campus will offer amenities such as a fitness center, cafeteria, gathering areas, athletic fields and an outdoor walking trail for its employees.

The expansion will be implemented in two phases. First, Garmin will expand its aviation business segment with a 720,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center, which will take two years to complete.

In the second phase, the company will renovate its existing warehouse and manufacturing space into a state-of-the-art research and development facility and office space. The construction is projected to take an additional two years, with the project nearing completion in 2020.