Schneider Electric has unveiled its state-of-the-art 160,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in El Paso, Texas. Moreover, the company welcomed state, regional, and local officials in opening the new plant.
The plant forms part of a US$300 million U.S. manufacturing investment the company has made to support customers. Particularly, those who will use the electrical equipment produced in it, contributing to the advancement of the energy transition. Furthermore, state and local officials consider the new facility as a buildout of the United States’ infrastructure.
Annette Clayton, CEO of Schneider Electric North America said the company has been at the forefront of the United States’ manufacturing renaissance. Particularly, in fostering innovation, job creation, and sustainable growth.
In addition, Clayton said, “We look forward to providing the highest level of service to our customers. At the same time, while also contributing to the revitalization of American manufacturing.”
With more than 20 plants in its U.S. manufacturing network, the latest smart factory opening makes Schneider Electric’s El Paso campus the company’s largest manufacturing operation in the United States. By the end of the year, the company will have approximately 1,500 employees in El Paso, thanks to the creation of about 400 new jobs making the Fortune 500 company one of the largest employers in the region.
Texas Governor Greg Abbot said the State is home to a booming tech manufacturing sector. Furthermore, Abbott said, “Texas is a hub of innovation, and Schneider Electric’s new facility in El Paso will help produce medium voltage switchgear serving the data center market segment. Schneider Electric is a key part of the Texas economic juggernaut.”
Located in the Northwest Corporate Center, the new facility produces custom-designed low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical products. Most importantly, these components safely distribute electrical power from the utility grid to various places within industrial, commercial, and residential settings.
The first set of products manufactured in the new El Paso plant shipped out earlier this summer to customers in the data center sector.
Since 2020, the company has not only constructed its new El Paso plant it has also invested in equipment. Furthermore, the company also upgraded operations at its manufacturing facilities in Lexington, Kentucky; Lincoln, Nebraska; as well as Mechanicsburg and Middletown, Pennsylvania.
The enhancements, made possible by the US$300 million multi-year investment, have made these facilities smarter, more sustainable, and highly efficient.
Market research firm Gartner has listed Schneider Electric No. 1 in its Top 25 list with leading supply chain operations. Moreover, the company also ranked high in the 2023 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production by the Great Place to Work U.S. organization and Fortune magazine.
Meanwhile, in 2022, its El Paso campus expansion project received recognition as the Project of the Year from the Texas Economic Development Council.