As announced earlier this year, Maxon Lift Corp is building its second manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The first phase of the project will add more than 400,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, with up to 600,000 sq. ft. of building space in future phases.
This additional capacity will give Maxon the capability to build over 100 percent of the liftgates needed in the North American market, with more capacity available in future phases to fill industry demand for the next 20 to 30 years, Maxon says.
Maxon Lift Corp. is pleased with the progress of the construction project. Despite the worldwide supply chain issues that also impact construction projects, the plant is on target to be fully operational in 2022. Additionally, Maxon has already hired a core team that will be responsible for the startup of the new site.
“The entire Maxon family is very excited about this opportunity. This investment shows the family’s commitment to the North American liftgate industry, and our confidence that Maxon will continue to be the leader of the growing North American liftgate market,” says Casey Lugash, member of the Office of the President, Maxon.
“We have already been heavily investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing technology in our current plant. This new plant will take that commitment to the next level. We will be installing the latest in automation and manufacturing technology to make this plant a world class operation,” says Maxine Lugash Stratton, also a member of the Office of the President.
“This is very exciting for our customers,” says Brent Stratton, the third member of the Office of the President. “The location of this plant will lower transit times to our customers by up to a week. Add in the fact that we are more than doubling capacity with this plant, we expect lead times to become a thing of the past in the liftgate industry.”
Upon completion, Maxon will have over 800,000 total sq. ft. of liftgate manufacturing space spread across the two plants, the company says.