(IN BRIEF) Voith Turbo North America has started a $5 million expansion of its workshop in York, Pennsylvania, to enhance its American manufacturing capabilities. The expansion includes adding 10,000 square feet of space to the existing facility and converting 17,000 square feet of warehouse space into workshop space. This expansion will support the rail industry’s growing needs and transition the workshop’s focus from service-based work to new business manufacturing, particularly for higher volume rail products like gearboxes and couplers. The expansion is expected to create new full-time job opportunities and increase capacity to meet Buy America compliance requirements. Construction is projected to be completed by Spring 2024.
(PRESS RELEASE) YORK, PA, United States, 25-Aug-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Voith Group, a global technology company, announces that Voith Turbo North America has taken a momentous step forward as it commences the groundbreaking of a transformative $5 million expansion project for its workshop in York, Pennsylvania. This strategic endeavor is set to bolster the Group Division’s manufacturing capabilities in the United States, reflecting Voith Turbo’s unwavering commitment to innovation and customer service.
The expansion blueprint envisions an additional 10,000 square feet of space being seamlessly integrated into the existing 69,700 square-foot facility located in York, PA. Moreover, a thoughtful repurposing of 17,000 square feet of warehouse space will pave the way for enhanced workshop capacity, facilitating increased manufacturing and service capabilities.
As Voith Turbo continues to meet growing manufacturing demands across various customer markets, a notable surge is observed within the rail industry. This expansion serves as a catalyst for Voith Turbo’s rail operations in the York workshop, propelling it from a predominantly service-centric disassembly and reassembly facility to a hub for innovative manufacturing. This transition will enable the location to effectively cater to amplified demand for higher volume rail products such as gearboxes and couplers.
“This expansion is going to allow us to proactively meet our customers’ growing needs now and into the future, commented Ralf Dreckmann, President, Voith Turbo North America.
A pivotal facet of this expansion lies in the creation of new employment opportunities. The emerging roles will encompass a spectrum of expertise including shop technicians, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinists, project managers, engineers, field service technicians, as well as support and quality control professionals. This strategic workforce expansion ensures Voith Turbo is well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of its customers and the industry at large.
Importantly, the increased capacity resulting from the expansion will play a pivotal role in enabling Voith Turbo to adhere to Buy America compliance requirements, further bolstering the company’s commitment to regulatory standards.
“Through our rail business, which is largely for municipal transportation networks, we have many projects that require regional value content as well as Buy America compliance. This expansion will boost our compliance capabilities for those contracts and in turn, will bring even more value for our customers,” said Garrett Goll, Director of Sales, Voith Turbo Rail Business North America.
Construction is poised to be completed by the spring of 2024, setting the stage for an era of expanded capabilities, innovation, and transformative growth for Voith Turbo North America. This milestone solidifies Voith Turbo’s dedication to advancing technology, expanding its service offerings, and driving progress in the manufacturing landscape.
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