Interroll to open North American regional facility
Interroll will construct a 93,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art North American manufacturing and showroom facility at Paulding Commerce Park in Hiram, Georgia. With this, Interroll will increase its capacity for accommodating the production of pallet flow storage products.
The Regional Center of Excellence will manufacture material handling products and pallet flow storage solutions for Interroll’s North American customers and some select export markets. Interroll plans to break ground in July 2012 and the facility is expected to be completed in ten months. The $10 million operation will initially employ 70. Since 2009, Interroll has maintained a strategic presence in Paulding having acquired BMW Metal Products, a ten-person metal fabrication operation and Interroll supplier.
Tim McGill, Interroll’s President of North American Operations, said the new facility will provide easy access to the region’s skilled workforce, nearby interstates and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, reachable within a 40-minute drive by car. “The bundling of our manufacturing capabilities will make Interroll even faster and more flexible for customers in North America. Capacity and competence gains will strengthen our position and further improve customer satisfaction.” The new Center of Excellence will be located in a business park that will be developed into a manufacturing campus and a new opportunity zone, according to the local authorities.
Interroll CEO Paul Zumbuehl commented: “Proven product quality has earned us the trust of over 23,000 customers worldwide. We are committed to shaping our business in such a way as to keep pace with our customers’ growth strategies. Today’s dynamic business environment calls for an equally swift and well-judged response. Working with our own just-in-time production system, we help our customers optimize their supply chains, allowing them to focus on what they do best . The Paulding facility will be one of 11 premier Interroll facilities around the world and is a location we will be proud to show our customers. We are extremely pleased to have selected Paulding County and Georgia.”
The Paulding facility will be the second Interroll Regional Center of Excellence in the USA and complement the product and service offering of the plant located in Wilmington, North Carolina. All of Interroll’s Centers of Excellence focus on specific product groups and are organized as a global network with special hubs for North America and Asia. Similar to its Asian counterpart inaugurated in China in September last year, which focuses on the Asian Pacific markets, the Paulding facility will concentrate on serving the North and South American markets.