Oshkosh Corp.’s new manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, was opened for production this morning. The facility produces JLG access equipment (one of Oshkosh’s portfolio companies) for China and other Asian markets.
"The completion of the Tianjin facility gives Oshkosh Corporation and JLG, our access equipment business and the world leader in aerial access equipment, a strategic advantage to better serve our Asian customers," said Charles L. Szews, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief operating officer. "It allows us to quickly respond to customer requirements in this very important market."
Construction on the Tianjin plant was completed in the spring. JLG has gradually introduced additional product models into the plant for local fabrication and assembly. The facility utilizes the latest in manufacturing, subassembly, fabrication and paint technologies.
"With the Tianjin plant, we have brought together the most advanced manufacturing processes to continue our long, proud tradition of building the best access equipment in the world," said Szews. "Producing in the region will allow rapid product delivery to customers, and complement our other manufacturing locations."