Lower taxes and proximity to the state’s robust manufacturing sector has prompted Oshino Lamps America to relocate its United States office from Long Island, N.Y., to Pewaukee.
Oshino Lamps has leased 2,900 square-feet of warehouse and office space at W227 N937 Westmound Drive for its four employees with plans to expand its workforce, said Kellie Griffin, company spokesperson.
The location will serve as a distribution, quality inspection, testing and customer service hub.
Oshino Lamps America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Oshino Lamps Ltd. And was founded in 2012 to design and manufacture miniature, subminiature and gas-filled lamps and lamps assemblies for lighting applications.
The company employs approximately 340 worldwide.
Oshino did not receive any tax incentives for its relocation, but the company did not look into it, Griffin said.
“We wanted to be in (Waukesha County) because of its proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee and because of the proximity to different types of manufacturing in Southeastern Wisconsin,” Griffin said. “There is diverse industry in the area from the medial devise industry to marine equipment to aerospace. We want to be closer to those customers.”