February 14, 2019
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Project will create 420 jobs with a capital investment of $43.1 million
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – HOERBIGER will open a new North American manufacturing facility in Coral Springs and create 420 jobs. The state-of-the-art plant in Coral Springs will feature the latest production engineering innovations and will create a $43.1 million capital investment in the region. The company will also retain 277 employees in Broward County.
Governor Scott said, “I am excited HOERBIGER has chosen Coral Springs to open a new manufacturing plant and create 420 new jobs for Florida families. Florida’s workforce is exceptional and we are quickly becoming the best place in the country to get a job with companies like HOERBIGER moving jobs from Texas to Florida.”
The new facility is part of HOERBIGER’s plan to realign its reciprocating compressor component manufacturing operations in North America. This state-of-the-art plant will feature the latest production engineering innovations and employ approximately 420 team members initially. This facility will have the capacity to produce compression-molded bushings for the production of sealing rings, injection-molded sealing elements for compressor valves, steel-forming operations for the production of packing cases and compressor valves.
“We are thrilled to invest further in North America so we can better meet the needs of our customers in the Americas for decades to come,” says Hannes Hunschofsky, Chief Operating Officer, Hoerbiger Compression Technology. “This Coral Springs facility is part of our new strategic footprint, defining how and where we build products in order to create new opportunities for our company, our business partners and our team members across the region.”
Once the build out is complete, HOERBIGER will move its administration and production plants in Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach, as well as moving jobs from Texas to the new Coral Springs location.
“The strength of the workforce makes South Florida the right place for our newest facility,” said Don York, President of HOERBIGER Corporation of America, Inc. “HOERBIGER has produced compressor components in the United States for over 50 years and is known for long-term partnership with North American and South American customers, partners, and suppliers. Our next-generation production facility in Coral Springs will be a model for the future of global manufacturing and set a new standard for innovation and excellence.”
Florida ranks among the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing and is home to nearly 19,000 manufacturing companies. The state’s 321,000+ manufacturing employees produce a wide variety of goods including aerospace products, batteries, food and beverages, communications equipment, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, boats, and more.
“This expansion and consolidation by HOERBIGER will add value to Florida’s growing manufacturing industry,” said Bill Johnson, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida. “Florida is among the best states in the nation for manufacturing, thanks to our pro-business climate and highly-skilled workforce. We look forward to watching HOERBIGER grow in South Florida.”
The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, the City of Coral Springs, Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “HOERBIGER’s new manufacturing facility is great news for Coral Springs and for Florida. Growing a thriving manufacturing sector is a critical step on Florida’s path to the nation’s top performing economy. The Scott Administration will continue to support the policies that foster this kind of growth.”
As part of the project, CareerSource Florida has offered HOERBIGER performance-based grants for employee training through the Quick Response Training program. Quick Response Training grants are structured to be flexible and responsive to the training needs of new or expanding businesses.
Chris Hart IV, CareerSource Florida CEO and president, said, “We are proud to partner with HOERBIGER to train nearly 800 new and current advanced manufacturing employees as part of the company’s expansion in Florida. These training grants help ensure businesses, like HOERBIGER, remain competitive and thrive while providing Floridians with enhanced skills for the 21st century.”
Mayor Skip Campbell said, “Coral Springs’ positive business climate and quality of life for its residents are encouraging companies like HOERBIGER to locate here. HOERBIGER will be a critical driver of the further diversification of our economy. We thank them for their investment in Coral Springs and look forward to watching them prosper.”
Broward County Mayor Tim Ryan said, “We are pleased that HOERBIGER, a global leader in compression technology and industrial equipment manufacturing, has chosen the City of Coral Springs in Broward County, Florida for expansion of their manufacturing operations. HOERBIGER’s decision to expand in Broward County is further confirmation of how Broward County’s skilled workforce, business-friendly environment and key location provide the kind of strategic competitive advantage that enables world-class manufacturers to successfully compete and thrive in the global marketplace. We look forward to HOERBIGER’s continued growth and success in Broward County in the years to come.”
Bob Swindell, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance said, “We are thrilled that HOERBIGER is growing in Broward County. The company’s expansion speaks to the strength of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s manufacturing industry cluster. We wish them every success in their new location in Coral Springs.”
About HOERBIGER: HOERBIGER is active throughout the world as a leading player in the fields of compression technology, drive technology and automation technology. Its 6,400 employees achieve sales of 1 billion euros annually. The HOERBIGER brand is synonymous with performance-defining components in compressors, industrial engines and turbines, automobile transmissions, and multifaceted mechanical engineering applications. Innovations in attractive technological market niches are the basis for components, systems and services that offer unique selling propositions and long-term benefits for the customer.