Mitsubishi Logisnext Breaks Ground New Facility

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas (Logisnext) has celebrated the groundbreaking for its new production facility in Houston, Texas. Logisnext has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers and providers of material handling, automation, and fleet solutions.

Accordingly, the new state-of-the-art facility will provide increased production capabilities to the company. Hence, further supporting the growing demand for electric lift trucks and warehouse products essential to manufacturing sites.  

Located on Logisnext’s Houston headquarters campus, the new facility will support the manufacture of key electric warehouse products. For example, the Jungheinrich®, Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks, and UniCarriers® Forklift product lines. Furthermore, the new facility represents a key investment in Logisnext’s long-term electric growth strategy to support its customers throughout North America.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Groundbreaking of New Electric Facility at Houston Headquarters Campus

Supports Industry 4.0 Process

With a total floor area of 73,000 square feet, the new facility will expand Logisnext’s current electric manufacturing capabilities. Particularly, by serving as a dedicated fabrication space for in-house welding and painting of masts and frames. The facility will also integrate cutting-edge technologies such as Mixed Model Line Design, Industry 4.0 process monitoring, and one-piece flow. Moreover, the expansion of robotic welding, along with the optimization of paint capacity and weld fixtures, will contribute to Logisnext’s ongoing focus on improved efficiency.

“Today marks an exciting milestone for Logisnext as we break ground on our newest electric forklift manufacturing facility in Houston,” said Jay Gusler, executive vice president of Operations at Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas. In addition, Gusler said, “The material handling industry is rapidly changing, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this change. We’re committed to investing in our manufacturing capabilities and new product development to ensure we continue providing our customers with the most advanced, yet sustainable, electric products and solutions in the future.”

On August 23, the company celebrated the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony alongside its Houston campus employees. Ken Barina, President, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas and Jay Gusler, Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas led the event. The company expects the construction’s completion in Q1 of 2024.