The factory expansion, completed in November 2013, increases MCFA's under-roof manufacturing capacity by more than 40 percent.
“This recent expansion gives MCFA the ability to build all five classes of product on our Houston campus, which is unique in North America,” said Jay Gusler, vice president of operations for MCFA. “MCFA's ability to produce all forklift classes in one facility allows us to more efficiently support the increasing demands of our North American dealer network as well as our growing export business. With this addition, we also created over 100 new manufacturing jobs for the local Houston economy.”
The MCFA Houston campus now has dedicated internal combustion (IC) engine and electric production facilities. One-to-16 ton IC products are built in the IC factory, whereas the new electric building produces warehouse products, such as the Jungheinrich ECR 327/336 series of electric end rider pallet trucks and the newly-introduced Jungheinrich ETR series of pantograph reach trucks.
The factory expansion adds 60,000 square feet and 10,000 units of annual capacity to MCFA's original assembly production area, while also utilizing new advanced manufacturing techniques, such as the flex manufacturing system, which optimizes parts flow and increases production efficiency. The facility also features a state-of-the-art, end-of-the-line testing system for mast performance and truck stability.
About Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.
Manufacturer of High-Quality Material Handling Equipment
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality forklifts and warehouse products in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Based in Houston, Texas, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products – through its extensive dealer network. All products are backed by industry-leading customer service and superior product support. For more information about MCFA or any of its brands, visit Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks or Jungheinrich Forklifts.