Bobcat breaks ground for Mexico manufacturing facility

Bobcat Company held a ceremonial groundbreaking June 13 for its new, $300-million manufacturing facility in Mexico. Located in the Salinas Victoria municipality, outside of Monterrey in the state of Neuvo Leon, Mexico, the 700,000-square-foot facility is expected to be operational in 2026. Bobcat representatives, elected officials and area business leaders attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

The new location, which Bobcat announced in 2023, will expand Bobcat’s existing global footprint to create additional production capacity and manufacturing capabilities for select compact track and skid-steer loader models. Bobcat also produces compact loaders in the U.S. and the Czech Republic where production will remain following the new facility opening.

Bobcat Mexico rendering

“We have seen tremendous growth across our business, and this new facility will support our long-range plans for increased production to meet customer demand,” said Scott Park, Doosan Bobcat CEO and vice chairman. “This groundbreaking represents our commitment to our customers — present and future — who are ready to accomplish more with our equipment.”

The manufacturing facility will seek LEED Silver certification and feature state-of-the-art technology with an emphasis on quality, precision and energy efficiency.

“We look forward to growing our manufacturing footprint in the Salinas Victoria community for its excellent industrial sector, skilled workforce and strong business environment,” said Mike Ballweber, Doosan Bobcat North America president. “Our investment here demonstrates our confidence in this manufacturing environment and thriving local economy.” 

The design team includes U.S.-based Shultz + Associates Architects and Mexico-based GP Construcción, a division of Grupo GP, as the construction manager. Shultz + Associates Architects has partnered with Bobcat on the design and architecture of many of its North American locations. GP Construcción specializes in industrial parks and facilities across Mexico.

Bobcat said the new factory could create up to 800 jobs in the region.

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