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."
Investing in American Manufacturing - 2023
This map shows where manufacturers are choosing to invest their resources, whether they are building new production facilities or expanding existing plants.