Rototilt is expanding its factory in Sweden in order to accommodate increased sales, and continuing growth in its export markets.
The factory expansion of about 3,300 square metres is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
“With the tremendous growth, we are seeing in North America along with other emerging markets it is great to see the expanded factory investment commitment to meet the growing global demand for Rototilt tiltrotators” said Gerry Mallory, general manager of Rototilt Inc.
Rototilt has more than doubled its sales in five years and predicts continued strong growth.
“We established Rototilt Inc. in 2007, and in the last couple of years the interest for the tiltrotator system is really picking up,” Mallory said. “In new emerging markets like Canada and the U.S. it takes time to convince excavating contractors of the tremendous time and labour savings alone with a Rototilt equipped machine.
In the Nordic countries, the first Rototilt tiltrotator was introduced in 1986 and today the concept is standard equipment.
The factory expansion is motivated by demand for machines with smart functions, subsidiary establishments in France, the United Kingdom and Germany, as well as interest in the Rototilt tiltrotator on the export markets with North America as one of the key areas.
“The decision was based on our scenario forecast,” said Rototilt CEO Anders Jonsson. “We’re gearing up for continued growth with the focus on Europe and North America.”
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Rototilt expects to reach capacity at the current factory — located in Vindeln, Sweden — within 24 monthsThe expansion will make more room for machining tools and alters the flow in the factory.
“It feels great to be able to do this,” said Tord Johansson, the company’s production manager. “We built a completely new factory in 2007, and at the time, we were 42 employees here. We now have more than 200 employees and expanding the factory is solid proof that our export initiative has really taken off. We gain even more optimised processes for machining, painting and assembly so that we’re prepared for future production increases.”