Wila Relocates North American HQ to KY, to Begin U.S. ManufacturingJune 13, 2023
Wila, a provider of press brake tooling and systems, has announced the relocation of its North American headquarters to Louisville, KY, from Maryland, and the establishment of U.S. manufacturing operations. This strategic move, representing an $11.5 million investment by the Dutch-based company, signifies WILA's commitment to expanding its presence in the North American market and leveraging the region's dynamic manufacturing ecosystem, according to company officials. Louisville's central location within the United States, they explain, provides convenient access to major transportation networks, enabling efficient distribution of Wila’s products throughout North America. Additionally, they note, the city's manufacturing industry, skilled workforce, and business-friendly environment align perfectly with the company's growth strategy.
By establishing local manufacturing operations in North America, Wila expects to reduce lead times, increase flexibility and deliver tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of the region's manufacturing sector. A timetable for the opening of the new HQ has not yet been provided.
"We are excited to relocate our corporate headquarters to Louisville and establish our North American manufacturing operations," says Hans Willemsen, Wila CEO. "This strategic move will allow us to strengthen our market presence, improve customer service and further collaborate with our valued partners in North America. We are confident that our investment in Louisville will accelerate our growth and enable us to better serve the evolving needs of our customers."
See also: Wila USA