Canadian Manufacturing

Schneider Electric to build three new manufacturing plants in North America

Company officials are currently evaluating locations in Santa Teresa, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas for the U.S. manufacturing site.

November 12, 2021  by CM Staff

MISSISSAUGA— Schneider Electric, announced it will build and equip three new manufacturing plants in North America and hire more than 1,000 new employees to increase production and speed the delivery of electrical products to customers in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

Company officials are currently evaluating locations in Santa Teresa, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas for the U.S. manufacturing site. Schneider Electric will use company-owned land in Tlaxcala, Mexico to build a new manufacturing plant and expand its presence in the city.

The company is also evaluating existing buildings in Mexico City, Mexico to renovate into a manufacturing operation. The company plans to start construction and renovation before the end of 2021 with the intent to increase its workforce to manufacture circuit breakers, switchboards, panel boards, and medium voltage switchgear for use in data centres, infrastructure, and homes by late 2022.

“Our future is calling for a more resilient and sustainable supply chain and that’s exactly what we’re seeking to deliver with this latest investment,” said Annette Clayton, CEO and President, Schneider Electric North America in a company press release.

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“By continuing to invest in modern, digitally enabled manufacturing, we’re increasing capacity to minimize interruption risk when unforeseen challenges occur and reduce wait time for customers.”

Schneider Electric is also focused on shortening its regional supply chain. Beyond bolstering its manufacturing capacity, Schneider Electric has vetted and approved more than one hundred alternate suppliers and secured strategic buys of industry-constrained raw materials to support increased demand.

Schneider Electric’s supply chain investments of more than $100 million in 2021 and 2020 will enable the company to build and equip the new plants to increase manufacturing capacity. The monies have also been used to purchase new equipment and tooling to build components used for production, and to hire, train, and upskill its workforce within its regional manufacturing network.