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Schneider Electric to build a new plant, regional investment of USD 100 million

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Schneider Electric will build a 160 thousand square feet plant, as part of a regional investment of USD 100 million. It will be based in El Paso, Texas; and its objectives are to increase the production and accelerate the delivery of the company’s electrical products.

This new plant will increase the national manufacturing capacity. The company expects to hire about 400 new associates. They will manufacture electrical products for commercial companies in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Accordingly, it will make it one of the largest employers in El Paso, Texas.

Furthermore, the plant is expected to be ready by the end of 2022. The engineer-to-order manufacturing facility will produce low-voltage switchgear. This product distributes electricity to one or more sources in commercial settings.

The facility will be located in El Paso’s Northwest Corporate Center, making it the fourth plant of the company in the city and the 20th in the U.S. In fact, it will make El Paso the home of the largest Schneider Electric manufacturing operation in the country. This will strengthen the company’s regional capabilities for its customers.

Moreover, patented after other plants across its global manufacturing network, the El Paso facility will use its EcoStrucxtureTM, an open software architecture. It will also use Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to drive energy efficiency, sustainability, and overall cost savings.

New opportunities

<<Last year’s supply chain challenges demonstrated the importance of ramping up our domestic production capacity as soon as possible>> said Anette Clayton, CEO, and president of Schneider Electric North America. <<Our new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in El Paso will allow us to get products into the hands of our distributors and end-users more quickly and will bring an estimated $138 million in economic value to the local area.>>

Additionally, Ken Engel, SVP of Global Supply Chain for Schneider Electric North America; highlighted Borderplex Alliance’s leadership in bringing this new plant to life. He also acknowledged the support and enthusiasm of the City and County of El Paso.

<<This investment is an excellent opportunity so that El Paso’s community not only strengthens the city’s industry but also showcases the talent of our skilled workforce>> said El Paso, Mayor Oscar Leeser. <<I am grateful to Schneider Electric for choosing to invest in El Paso and look forward to seeing how this state-of-the-art facility will develop and strengthen the industry in our community, create good-paying jobs, and help solve supply chain issues facing our country.>>

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About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is a global leader in energy management and automation digital transformation. The company was ranked four in Gartner’s annual corporate supply chain rankings for 2021, marking the second consecutive year in the Top 5. Additionally, three of its plants have obtained the Advanced Leader distinction of the Fourth Industrial Revolution by the World Economic Forum.

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