SMTCL Announces Upcoming U.S. Factory

To complement its current manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia, SMTCL has announced plans for a 100,000-square-foot facility to supply the North American market.

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To complement its current manufacturing facilities in Europe (Germany) and Asia (China), SMTCL has announced plans to begin manufacturing machine tools in the U.S. “The United States was chosen because that is where our customers are, and we know that we can find workers and vendors that have the dedication to quality that we need,” says SMTCL’s chief operating officer, Jerry McCarty.

Although the site of the factory has not yet been determined, Mr. McCarty says that SMTCL-Americas will begin with vertical machining centers and then expand to other products as the market dictates. The manufacturer plans to purchase or build a 100,000-square-foot facility and employ between 100 and 120 employees. “We will need manufacturing engineers, machine assembly technicians, and service technicians, as well as purchasing, accounting, and general management professionals,” says Mr. McCarty.

Mr. McCarty adds that he hopes to be manufacturing in the U.S. by the end of 2015. “These machines will be shipped to our customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and we look forward to helping our customers compete in the world economy.”

SMTCL produces 80,000 machine tools each year, with more than 300 products, including CNC boring mills, vertical turning centers, vertical machining centers, horizontal turning centers, horizontal machining centers, gantry-type machining centers, pipe threading machines and tapping centers. It also makes conventional lathes, boring mills, and radial drills. The headquarters for SMTCL-Americas is located in the City of Industry, California, and stocks machines, replacement parts, and accessories.