Detroit Reman opens expanded Minnesota plant to support BEVs

Detroit Reman facility in Hibbing, Minn.

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing last week celebrated the grand opening of its plant expansion at its Hibbing, Minn., facility.

Detroit Reman says the expanded facility increases its manufacturing and remanufacturing footprint by twice its size. This marks a significant milestone in the company's mission towards innovation and sustainability for battery electric vehicles (BEV), Detroit Reman says, and enables the company to expand its focus to BEV-specific remanufactured parts, including a dedicated space for high-voltage manufacturing components such as batteries and inverters.

The facility also supports the increasing demand for electric vehicle components, which is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, the company adds.

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"We are excited to unveil our expanded facility in Hibbing, which underscores our commitment to innovation and growth in the electric vehicle sector," says Drew Backeberg, senior vice president of aftermarket, DTNA. "This expansion not only enhances our capacity and efficiency, but also positions us to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle components driving us towards a more sustainable future."

The new space will focus on the repair, remanufacturing, and repurpose of commercial batteries. The facility expansion, which Detroit Reman says will add 11 new production lines by the end of 2024, underscores DTNA's commitment to supporting the ever-evolving needs of BEV customers.

The facility expansion will be located on the Range Regional Airport property. 

With a total of 120,000 sq.-ft.,, including 12,000 sq.-ft., dedicated to BEVs, DTNA's strategic investment reflects the growing demand for electric vehicle components in the marketplace. With a 33% increase in warehouse and storage space, the expanded facility increases efficiency and storage capacity, enabling smoother operations and faster turnaround times, the company adds.

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