The near-shore operation will create job growth, shorten product lead time and provide supply chain diversification.
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) October 2020 – Ergomotion, part of the Keeson Technology Group and the largest manufacturer of adjustable bases worldwide, will open a 250,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, the company’s first assembly plant in North America. The expansion was fueled by the decision to increase product capabilities, oversee manufacturing functions, and ultimately to stay closer to Ergomotion’s customer base in the United States.
“We see a prime opportunity with the North America expansion to enhance the customer service experience in the U.S.,” says Johnny Griggs, Chief Operating Officer at Ergomotion. “Our goal is to provide our partners with world class manufacturing and supply chain and to help grow and strengthen their business. We’re excited to partner with Ciudad Juárez to expand our manufacturing capabilities and make this project viable and successful.”
Ergomotion is making a significant investment that will allow for the creation of 400 jobs, within the local economy. The Juárez facility is located in the high growth southeast quadrant of the city and is approximately 8.5 miles from the U.S. border. The project expects to direct capital investment of $4.5 million USD. Ergomotion’s long-term goal is to strengthen their operations and continue to open new facilities in the United States to better serve existing customers, retailers and strategic partners.
“Ciudad Juárez is thrilled to see Ergomotion grow their North American footprint here, in our hometown,” says Hector Armando Cabada Alvidrez, Mayor of Ciudad Juárez. “We are looking forward to working together to strengthen our local economy and seeing the opportunities that the expansion will create for our community.”
“Our state is proven to be one of the most competitive in the world for manufacturing. We are confident that no effort will be spared to continue making our region the most innovative, efficient and fast growing in North America. We know Ergomotion will be pleased with the workforce in Ciudad Juárez and hope this will be their new home for many decades to come,” says Alejandra de la Vega, Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development of the State of Chihuahua.
The new manufacturing facility will accommodate the constant growth surge that the adjustable base category has experienced over the past 10 years and during the pandemic. The facility will include manual and semi-automatic operations that will support continued enhancement of customer service within the U.S., ensuring a reliable and high-quality supply chain for Ergomotion products.