Arcade game maker Bandai Namco Amusement America moves to new premises in Itasca
Prepaid arcade game maker moves from Wood Dale to Itasca. Bandai Namco Amusement America moves into 34,100 square foot industrial building at 1550 West Glenlake Ave. in Itasca. The facility will be used for warehousing, storage, assembly, repair and refurbishment, testing and distribution of merchandise, materials and games.
Bandai Namco Amusement America is a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings, one of the largest video game companies in the world. Bandai Namco has popular video game franchises including Pac-Man, Tekken, Soulcalibur, and Dark Souls.
Bandai Namco Amusement America creates products ranging from arcade video games to air hockey tables and claw machines.
Daniel Anelli, chief financial officer of Bandai Namco Amusement America, said the company plans to complete the move from Wood Dale to Itasca between November and January.
Anelli said the new facility will allow the company to consolidate distribution and warehousing under one roof. Arcade game making will continue in Wisconsin, he said.
“Itasca was easy to work with,” said Anelli. “We are really looking forward to releasing some great new games next year.”
In March, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that it would be withdrawing from the North American entertainment facility company. It will transfer ownership of 35 directly owned stores and 760 shared revenue locations to three undisclosed companies. The move is the result of numerous arcade and entertainment facility closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bandai Namco Amusement America was not affected by the decision as the company is still considering making and distributing arcade machines.