UXV Technologies’ Opens First U.S. Production Facility in Pennsylvania  

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger welcomed Copenhagen, Denmark-based UXV Technologies — a manufacturer of drones and robotics technologies — to its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania.

 UXV Technologies’ 7,000-square-foot building is located in the Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) Business Park in Cambria County. Secretary Siger was joined by state and local leaders for today’s event, as well as special guest speaker Prince Joachim of Denmark.

“I’m thrilled that another strong global company like UXV Technologies has selected Pennsylvania as the home of its first U.S. production facility,” said Secretary Rick Siger.

DCED’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) provided support and technical assistance to help the company select Johnstown as the site for its new manufacturing operation. OIBD, through their Regional Export Network Partner in the Southern Alleghenies, is also in the early stages of supporting UXV Technologies’ efforts to sell its Pennsylvania-assembled products into the Canadian market.

In 2023, OIBD supported 643 Pennsylvania companies to export more than $584.6 million worth of products and helped 20 international companies locating to Pennsylvania invest more than $489 million. Through this export and investment work, OIBD has been able to support over 12,600 Pennsylvania jobs.

“JARI is pleased to welcome Steven Friberg and the UXV team to Johnstown,” said Linda Thomson, President of JARI. “We began building a relationship with Steven over five years ago, culminating in attracting this high-technology defense company to our region to begin their U.S. manufacturing operations. UXV is a world-class company, with the most advanced technology, meeting the needs of our allies across the globe. We look forward to UXV joining the Johnstown defense hub.”

UXV Technologies designs, develops, and manufactures drone and robotics technology for a variety of business and government clients, including the defense industry. The company specializes in command and control (ground control stations) solutions and sensors for a wide range of unmanned applications, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs), and subsea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).