Bobcat to open plant in Mexico

Nov. 9, 2023
New facility will build M Series skid steer and compact track loaders.

Bobcat will expand production capacity for its compact loaders by 20% when it opens a new manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico. Production of the M Series skid steer and compact track loaders will begin in early 2026, and the company estimates it will create 600 to 800 jobs.

The 700,000-square-foot facility, costing about $300 million, is expected to increase Bobcat’s North American compact loader production capacity by 20%. The facility will feature areas for welding, painting, and assembly, as well as an on-site warehouse and office space. Bobcat will implement state-of-the-art technology with an emphasis on quality, precision, and energy efficiency, according to the company.

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“As a global company with manufacturing facilities, offices, dealerships, and customers across the globe, we have seen tremendous growth and increased demand for our products,” said Scott Park, Doosan Bobcat CEO and vice chairman, in a statement. “We are excited to continue growing our footprint to meet demand for Bobcat solutions worldwide.”   

The Monterrey location will manufacture M Series loaders for North American distribution. Bobcat will focus production of its R Series loaders at its Gwinner, North Dakota, facility. Its facility in Dobris, Czech Republic, will continue to manufacture M Series loaders for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.

“This new facility allows us to design a manufacturing space for maximum efficiency, quality, and production output,” said Mike Ballweber, Doosan Bobcat North America president. “By growing our manufacturing footprint, we can also further optimize our other global facilities to improve our operational efficiency and enhance employees’ workspaces.”          

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