Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America plans to expand Houston manufacturing facilities

Expansion would increase under roof capacity by more than 40%.

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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich brands, announced today that it is expanding its Houston manufacturing facilities in order to meet the material handling industry’s growing demand for electric products.

The planned expansion will increase the under roof production capacity at MCFA’s world-class facility by more than 40%. The additional space will allow for increased production and assembly for all electric and internal combustion forklifts built in Houston.

With the introduction of this new facility, MCFA will also expand its manufacturing to include production of Cat lift trucks and Mitsubishi forklift trucks 6- to 16-ton internal combustion models to meet the demand of customers globally. The growth also will support future production of the newly introduced Jungheinrich ECR 327/336 series of electric end rider pallet trucks in addition to future products.

“Upon completion of this new addition, MCFA’s Houston factory will become the most comprehensive forklift manufacturing facility in North America,” said Kent Eudy, vice president of sales and marketing for MCFA. “We plan to build all five classes of products right here in Houston, giving us greater flexibility to respond to the needs of our customers and dealer network.”

MCFA expects to break ground at its Houston headquarters, located at 2121 West Sam Houston Parkway North, in the first quarter of 2013. The expansion is also expected to create additional manufacturing jobs in Houston while engaging the services of local suppliers.


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