Credit: Alert Innovation

Alert Innovation, a tech company that makes robots to automate grocery stores, is now headquartered in Andover.

Employees of Alert Innovation, which was previously located in Billerica, started work at a new, 100,000-square-foot facility on Dascomb Road in Andover on Monday. About 75 percent of the company’s 450 employees will work at the new facility. The new building including 70,000 square feet of office space and 30,000 square feet of lab space. Government officials, including state Sen. Barry Finegold (D-Andover), state Rep. Tram Nguyen (D-Andover) and Rep. Frank Moran (D-Lawrence), joined workers and company executives for a ribbon cutting last week.

“Our offices in North Billerica served us very well as we launched the company and started to deploy our suite of automated fulfillment solutions,” John Lert, who founded the company in 2013, said in a statement. “Now that we’re in a phase of rapid deployment and team growth, we need more room for our engineers and operations team to efficiently take us to the next level.”

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