The building is 6200m² and expansion of an additional 2800m² is possible. In conjunction with the existing facility located in Canfield, Ohio, the new operation will provide the basis for expansion and further growth in the North American region.
Locally sourced components
In announcing this expansion, LHC president John Kumler stated: “Our shareholders and customers are aligned on the need to provide regional supply of components and systems. With this expansion, Linde Hydraulics will be providing the benefit of locally sourced components soon.”
Kumler added that over the next five years, LHC has plans for the Rock Hill facility that include adding up to 60 new jobs and potential for significant capital investment as the business expands in the region.
The Management Board of Linde Hydraulics headquartered in Germany is also pleased about further expansion in North America. Dr. Joerg Ulrich, CEO of Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG., said: “This is an important step for our global growth plan. Our expectation with setting up the new location is to increase flexibility and response time to our customers.”
Investment will continue at the Linde Hydraulics Ohio facility as well. Both expansions will help Linde Hydraulics’ ability to honour the commitments to its customer base throughout North America.