Smart Industrial Connectivity Manufacturer Weidmüller Expands US Operations

Weidmüller’s $16 million expansion project is part of the company’s push to increase U.S. Industry 4.0 growth and operations

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 24, 2023

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Weidmüller USA has broken ground on a new engineering, production and warehouse facility at its site in Chesterfield County, Virginia.  

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The smart industrial connectivity products and solutions provider’s company headquarters are located in Richmond, Virginia.

The $16.4 million investment will be used to expand the existing site by 24,000 square feet and comes as part of the company’s “Made in America” commitment, a pledge to bring engineering work back to the U.S. as demand for Industry 4.0 continues to grow.

Under the pledge, the company is also looking to improve its sustainability, with the new building featuring solar panels, using recycled materials, and fitted with EV charging points. 

“Weidmüller is known as a pioneer of smart industrial connectivity and this pioneering spirit continues to blossom in Richmond,” said Bernd Schröder, Weidmüller USA’s president. “We look forward to manufacturing automation solutions with local engineering and production talent and together, shape the way to digitalization.”

“We are proud that this global leader continues to expand right here in Virginia, creating more than 100 new engineering and manufacturing jobs in Chesterfield County,” said Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. “The commonwealth is a hub for new technological advances, and Weidmüller has been an important partner in advancing our position for nearly 50 years.”

The expansion project is set to begin construction this summer, with an estimated completion date of May 2024. 

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Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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