Siemens locates plant for chargers in Carrollton, Texas
In the USA, the German engineering giant Siemens has selected a site for its second US electric mobility manufacturing hub. The facility is meant to enable the goal of manufacturing more than a million EV chargers for US markets over the next three years.
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The facility will be located in Carrollton in Texas. The existing plant on the site that covers 80,000 square feet (around 7432 square metres) is to be retrofitted. The company says this will enable it to “ramp up quickly to meet significant EV market and customer demand.”
“In the next decade, the United States will need millions of chargers to support the rise in EV adoption. With this investment, Siemens is continuing to grow our US EV charging manufacturing footprint to help answer this call and continue preparing the nation’s infrastructure as we steadily head to an all-electric future,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility North America. “We’re committed to bringing production closer to where it’s needed so we can meet the growing demand for EV chargers quickly while also creating high-skilled, quality manufacturing jobs and supporting regional supply chains.”
The region is already quite familiar to Siemens since several of the company’s facilities are already located in the area, such as its manufacturing hub in Grand Prairie, where it develops equipment that supports essential power infrastructure, along with the company’s EV charging distribution centre in Southhaven in the nearby state of Mississippi.
In August last year, Siemens announced it would expand its US operations to support charging infrastructure in America. The company said that the VersiCharge product line of commercial and residential EV chargers would be key for the company to manufacture over one million such chargers for the US over the next four years.
At the now-located site in Carrollton, Texas, Siemens will manufacture its new Buy American-compliant Level 2 AC electric vehicle charger, VersiCharge Blue.
Update 25 April 2023
Siemens has opened the doors to its revamped EV charging manufacturing hub located in Carrollton, Texas, less than six months after announcing the plans for the plant. The company will manufacture EV chargers specifically designed to serve the US market.
The Texas facility is the company’s second EV charging plant in the United States and will contribute to the company’s goal to build 1 million EV chargers for the US market. Siemens added that it would create 100 new jobs at the site and across its regional supply chain footprint.
Wyntron, an existing Siemens partner, will part operate the plant.
Siemens will manufacture its new Buy American-compliant Level 2 AC electric vehicle charger, VersiCharge Blue, as mentioned above.
The Carrollton plant marks the latest Siemens investment to strengthen and expand its US footprint, including $3 billion in manufacturing expansions and strategic M&A activities over the past four years.
“We’ve seen monumental growth in the US EV market over the past several years, spurred in large part by federal investments,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility North America. “The investments we’re making in communities like Carrollton and the work that our skilled employees will be doing to bring EV charging infrastructure to life will have an impact much further than just these city limits.”