Bobcat invests $9.3 million to add new press line at North Dakota plant

Feb. 15, 2023
Bobcat has added punch press automation and press technology to its Gwinner, North Dakota, plant.

Bobcat has added punch press automation and press technology to its Gwinner, North Dakota, plant. The investment, which totaled $9.3 million, will allow the company to increase its press production output while simultaneously decreasing energy consumption. According to Bobcat, the new servo-hydraulic press uses 70% less energy than a hydraulic press and allows the company to press more complex parts faster. Bobcat employed AP&T North America, Inc. to design and build the 2,000-ton press.

In a recent quote, Jim Flynn, vice president of operations at Bobcat Company, said, “This investment demonstrates Bobcat’s commitment to our manufacturing footprint in Gwinner and supports our next generation manufacturing capabilities for North America. It is another step for us when it comes to automation, robotics, new technologies and advanced data analytics."

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