Grob Systems, Inc., a global leader in the development of manufacturing systems and machine tools, has broken ground on a 135,000 sq. ft. expansion project. Adding around 35% more space its US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bluffton, Ohio, creating 200 new jobs in production and shipping.
Marking a 33-year presence in the US along with increased growth in North America, the new, expanded space will house many of Grob’s sub-assembly departments to support final production in the main plant. On the logistical side, the expansion will provide shipping with two new depressed docks bringing the total to three docks, further increasing the efficiency of shipping, and receiving. The expansion project, which will be located on the east side of Grob’s current facility footprint, is estimated at $24.0 million.
“Demonstrating our strong, unwavering commitment to US manufacturing, Grob has been investing in and expanding the Bluffton location since the first building was constructed in 1991,” said Michael Hutecker, CEO, Grob Systems, Inc. “Our new, large East Building expansion represents the success of our manufacturing systems and automation solutions being produced in the US and providing timely, locally based service and support to our customers. With the expanded facility, we will increase our production of manufacturing systems for new technologies in the US – most importantly, systems to produce batteries.”
Grob is a family-owned company with global headquarters located in Mindelheim near Munich, Germany and has full manufacturing capabilities in the US, Germany, Brazil, China, Italy, and India. Completion of Grob’s East Building expansion in Bluffton is slated for March 2025.