EL PASO – Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation announced that it will build a new manufacturing plant in El Paso as part of a $100 million regional investment to increase production and accelerate delivery of electrical products to customers in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The plant envisions a 160,000-square-foot building, which will produce custom low-voltage electrical panels that distribute electricity to single or multiple sources in commercial settings.
The City reported that the factory is expected to be completed by the end of 2022 and is expected to employ about 400 new workers. The plant will be located at the Northwest Corporate Center in El Paso and will be the fourth to be built by Schneider in the city and the 20th in the United States.
The facility will make El Paso home to Schneider Electric’s largest manufacturing operation in the United States and will strengthen the company’s regional capabilities for its customers.
“The supply chain challenges of the past year have demonstrated the importance of increasing our domestic manufacturing capacity as quickly as possible. El Paso will allow us to get products into the hands of our distributors and end users faster, and will bring an estimated $138 million in economic value to the local area,” said Annette Clayton, CEO and President of Schneider Electric North America.
“This investment is an incredible opportunity for the El Paso community to not only strengthen our city’s industry, but also to showcase the talent of our skilled workforce,” said El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser.
Modeled after other plants in its global manufacturing network, the El Paso plant will use the company’s EcoStruxureTM open software architecture and 4th Industrial Revolution technologies to drive energy efficiency, sustainability and overall cost savings.
Source: MEXICONOW Staff