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York, PA, United States, 2023/08/24 - Voith Turbo North America has broken ground on a $5 million expansion of its workshop in York, Pa. The expansion will increase the Group Division’s American manufacturing capabilities - Voith.com. FSE: VO2A
• The project will add an additional 10,000 square feet to Voith Turbo’s existing 69,700 square-foot facility in York, Pa.
• The expansion will increase Voith Turbo’s American manufacturing and will expand its manufacturing capacity for the rail industry.
Voith Turbo will add an additional 10,000 square feet of space to its existing 69,700 square-foot facility already located in York, Pa. In addition, 17,000 feet of existing warehouse space will be converted into workshop space for increased manufacturing and service work.
Voith Turbo is seeing increasing manufacturing needs in many of their customer markets, but the main growth is related to the rail industry. Through this expansion, Voith Turbo’s rail operations at the York, Pa. workshop will transition from a mostly service-based disassembly and reassembly business to new business manufacturing. The location will be able to support higher volume rail products like gear boxes and couplers.
"This expansion is going to allow us to proactively meet our customers’ growing needs now and into the future."
Ralf Dreckmann, President, Voith Turbo North America
Several new, full-time positions will become available as a result of the expansion including shop technicians; Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinists; project managers; engineers; field service technicians; and support and quality control. More job openings are anticipated in the future.
The expansion will also increase Voith Turbo’s capacity to meet Buy America compliance requirements.
"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." - Garrett Goll, Director of Sales, Voith Turbo Rail Business North America
Construction on the workshop is expected to be complete by the Spring of 2024.
About the Voith Group
The Voith Group (voith.com) is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.
About Voith Turbo
The Group Division Voith Turbo is part of the Voith Group and a specialist for intelligent drive technology, systems as well as tailor-made services. With its innovative and smart products, Voith offers highest efficiency and reliability. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and mechanical engineering, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on the advanced technologies and digital applications of Voith.