Takeuchi to open North American manufacturing facility
By Adam FreillEquipment
South Carolina factory to build compact track loaders for North American customers.
Takeuchi-US is preparing to open its first North American manufacturing facility. Located off the Moore-Duncan Highway in Moore, S.C, Takeuchi’s new 156,000-square-foot production facility and stand-alone office building will produce compact track loaders and is expected to employ around 100 people when fully operational later this year.
It will also allow the company to reduce compact track loader production lead time for its North American customers and better meet market needs.
“Takeuchi has experienced its greatest demand for compact track loaders right here in North America,” said Jeff Stewart, president of Takeuchi-US. “It will be faster and more efficient than shipping them from one of our overseas manufacturing facilities, and we can then pass on those efficiencies to our dealers and their customers.”
Compact track loader production is expected to begin at the new facility by the end of 2022, and Takeuchi plans to start hiring for all positions in March 2022.
“We truly feel like this is a big step for Takeuchi,” Stewart said. “We’re very proud and excited to launch this new adventure, and we know it will generate significant benefits for our company, and more importantly, our customers.”