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SAF-HOLLAND to build specialty fifth wheel facility

April 17, 2024
The new facility will house the Wylie operation and include a full plant HVAC, among other advancements

SAF-HOLLAND is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in Rowlett, Texas. The new Rowlett facility is the next phase of the SAF-HOLLAND manufacturing optimization and vertical integration strategy to increase capacity output that began with the opening of its Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico plant last August.

“We are excited about this important strategic step toward our future,” said Kent Jones, president – Americas for SAF-HOLLAND. “Investing in new facilities like the Rowlett plant enables us to not only meet additional customer demand but provide a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility designed with our employees in mind.”

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The new facility, focused on high-complexity, high-variation specialty fifth wheel manufacturing, will include the current SAF-HOLLAND Wylie, Texas operation. The Wylie operation will move to the new facility after construction.

Located eight miles from Wylie, the new facility will be staffed by the Wylie team in addition to regional offices for advanced manufacturing engineering, product line management, and continuous improvement groups.

Starting production August 31, 2025, the new facility’s design and features include a full plant HVAC and general advancements in manufacturing optimization that will produce the FW70, specialty FW35 including no-tilt, Kompensator and ELI-te, and terminal tractor fifth wheels.

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