Munich, Germany-based Siemens has announced an investment of US$150 million in a new high-tech manufacturing plant in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas to help power American data centers and critical infrastructure.
The new plant will produce state-of-the-art electrical equipment and will enable accelerated growth of U.S. data centers, which is being driven by the exponential adoption of generative AI. It will also ensure secure operation of critical infrastructure. This investment specifically supports long-term customers in the data center space, where demand is expected to grow by approximately 10 percent annually through 2030.
“There’s never been a better time to invest in critical electrical infrastructure and green mobility to support the backbone of America’s economy. The hardware and software we offer – produced through our expanded U.S. manufacturing presence – will ensure that growing industries can meet demand while continuing to make progress in decarbonizing operations,” said Roland Busch, President & CEO of Siemens AG. “With this latest step, Siemens is delivering on its €2 billion global investment strategy for 2023 to boost growth, innovation and resilience.”
As part of these investments, Siemens announced a US$220-million investment in a new rail manufacturing facility in Lexington, N.C. earlier this year and which has already begun construction. In addition, the company is investing in two electrical-products manufacturing plants in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Pomona, California. These projects bring the overall investment in the U.S. this year to US$510 million, which is expected to create 1,700 jobs.
The new Fort Worth facility and the Grand Prairie and Pomona extensions will meet the demand for the electrification of critical infrastructure, such as data centers, battery plants, semiconductor facilities, and EV charging. Production at the new facility in Fort Worth is expected to start in 2024, gearing up for full operations in 2025. This factory will be built and operated using Siemens advanced manufacturing tools, including digital twin technology and high-tech automation to ensure the highest quality, efficiency, and sustainability levels. The Siemens Xcelerator portfolio will be used to capture and analyze data from the shopfloor on production and product performance in real time.