Siemens to Construct New Rail Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina

Siemens Mobility is investing 220 million USD to construct an advanced manufacturing and rail services facility in Lexington, North Carolina.

This facility will create more than 500 new jobs and will grow the state’s economy by an estimated 1.6 billion USD over 12 years.

The new site will consist of a passenger coach manufacturing factory and a first-of-its-kind locomotive and passenger coach overhauls facility. It will be constructed on a 200-acre plot to also allow for future expansion.

Siemens North Carolina
Siemens Mobility’s existing manufacturing facility in Sacramento, California

By increasing its production capacity in the US, Siemens Mobility aims to fulfil the growing demand for passenger rail in North America.

The Lexington facility will be a sister site to its 60-acre, solar-powered rolling stock facility in Sacramento, which has been manufacturing vehicles for more than 30 years.

Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG, said:

“America’s investing in rail – and we are investing in America. This latest facility will build rail technology to help transform the everyday for millions of passengers around the country, particularly as the country sees a resurgence in public transit and intercity travel.”

Production is due to start at the new site in 2024 and will incorporate some of the latest technologies, such as robotic welding, 3D printing and virtual reality welder training.

In addition, once fully operational, Siemens claims the Lexington site will be carbon neutral.

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