Italian manufacturer SATA Group will build a new machining plant in Brownsville, Texas, U.S.
The project on a 350-acre parcel of land is expected to create 300 jobs and bring a $114 million investment from SATA, which manufactures machined parts for Caterpillar, John Deere and major automakers.
By 2020, it’s expected the facility will house a vertically integrated operation with machining, forging and metalcasting. Plans include an aluminum diecasting operation, along with a plastic injection molder and distribution center.
“Our level of quality and superior manufacturing productivity created a global demand for our machined products and services,” said Pietro Cinotto, vice president, SATA USA. “It grew to the point where it made sense for us to enter the North American market and that’s when Brownsville, Texas, came into our site selection process. The overwhelming support helped us make the decision to settle in Brownsville.”