German multinational tech firm Siemens has announced an investment worth US$150m (£120.7m) in a new manufacturing site in Forth Worth, Dallas as part of a broader US$500m (£402.6m) investment across the US.
The company hopes the new plant will accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) by producing critical infrastructure and equipment needed for the accelerated growth of US data centres.
Some of the products set to be manufactured at the site include ‘cutting-edge’ electrical equipment.
Robotics and digital manufacturing tools, including digital twin technology and automation, will be used to support site operations.
Other sites to see investment include two new electrical-product manufacturing plants in Grand Prairie and Pomona, California and a new rail manufacturing facility in Lexington, North Carolina.
“There’s never been a better time to invest in critical electrical infrastructure and green mobility to support the backbone of America’s economy,” said Roland Busch, president and CEO of Siemens AG.
“The hardware and software we offer—produced through our expanded US manufacturing presence—will ensure that growing industries can meet demand while continuing to make progress in decarbonising operations.
“With this latest step, Siemens is delivering on its US$2bn (£1.6bn) global investment strategy for 2023 to boost growth, innovation and resilience.”
The new site is set to create 700 local jobs, according to Siemens.
In June 2023, the company announced its global investment strategy to establish new high-tech factories, innovation labs and education centres to position itself as a leader in digitalisation, automation, electrification and sustainability.
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