November/December 2012

Siemens to build geared motor plant in South Carolina

Siemens Industry announced plans to open an assembly and manufacturing plant as part of the company's Drives Technologies division, Mechanical Drives business unit. The 45,600 square-foot facility will be located in the city of Mauldin in Greenville County. Siemens anticipates opening the facility later this year.

The facility will assemble Siemens new Simogear family of geared motors, featuring helical, parallel shaft, and helical bevel gear units primarily used in modern conveyor systems often found in warehousing, logistics and distribution, airport baggage handling, automotive manufacturing, and food and beverage processing.

Doug Keith, president of Siemens' Drive Technologies division in the U.S., said that the site combined all of the necessary elements Siemens was seeking in a location, including proximity to transportation infrastructure, including interstates and ports, a highly skilled workforce with reputable educational institutions nearby, a green-minded community, and a dedicated group of business partners.

-News brief courtesy of Automation.com