TGW Plans to Double Manufacturing Capacity in the U.S.

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TGW Systems, Inc. is in the process of purchasing a 170,000-square-foot facility from Munich-based Wacker Neuson and will move production there later this year.

Courtesy TGW Systems Inc.

"... we will double the size of our U.S.A. manufacturing footprint and also have capacity for further expansion,” said Alex Ruch, director of HR, TGW Systems

As a leading global supplier of automated material handling solutions and software, Austria’s TGW Logistics Group has seen significant expansion in its American business unit TGW Systems, Inc. The company attributes this domestic growth to technological innovations, advanced goods-to-person solutions and an extended service portfolio.

To accommodate this rapid growth, including a 60% increase in U.S. project orders, TGW Systems, Inc. announces plans to move its manufacturing plant from 6870 Grand Haven Rd. in Norton Shores to 1300 E. Mount Garfield Rd. in Norton Shores. The 170,000-square-foot facility is currently occupied by Wacker Neuson.

“With the acquisition of this facility, we will double the size of our U.S.A. manufacturing footprint and also have capacity for further expansion,” said Alex Ruch, director of HR, TGW Systems. Ruch said "This new location will afford us the ability to grow, exceed our customer expectations as well as provide a world-class work environment for our employees."

TGW has increased its workforce by 35 percent in the past year, and is "busting at the seams," Ruch added. "We're always planning on hiring more people, including a job fair for Wacker Neuson employees affected by that shutdown," Ruch said.

Between locations in Norton Shores and Grand Rapids, TGW has about 385 employees in West Michigan.

About TGW Logistics Group:

TGW Logistics Group is a global leading systems provider of highly dynamic, automated and turnkey logistics solutions. Since 1969 the company has been implementing different logistics solutions, from small material handling applications to complex logistics centers. With approximately 2,800 employees worldwide, the Group implements logistics solutions for leading companies in various industries. In the business year 2016/17, the TGW Logistics Group generated sales revenues of $742 million U.S.

Press contact:
Lynn Metzger
Business Development Manager, Integrated Systems
TGW Systems, Inc.
3001 Orchard Vista Drive SE, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
T: 231.798.4547
E-mail: lynn.metzger(at)tgw-group(dot)com

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