A New Jersey-based electric industrial vehicle maker said on Monday it plans to open an assembly plant in White Marsh in July for the next phase of its U.S. expansion.
Greenland Technologies Holding Corp., which makes drivetrain systems for forklifts and other material handling vehicles, plans to open a 54,000 square foot factory, where it initially plans to employ about 36 full-time workers and add part-time staff as production reaches capacity. The plant will allow the company to meet growing customer demand for its expanding vehicle lineup.
The East Windsor, New Jersey-based company said it chose the Nottingham Drive site after conducting a national search, based on location, workforce, logistics and incentives.
“Greenland’s innovative technologies will allow the company to easily establish itself in the Mid-Atlantic and continue to grow its presence across the country,” Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday when announcing the company’s plans. business.
The manufacturer, founded in 2006 as Zhongchai Machinery in the People’s Republic of China, has become one of the world’s largest suppliers of transmission and transmission systems for forklifts and other vehicles used in industrial environments. Greenland is the parent company of Zhongchai Holding Ltd. and Greenland Technologies Corp., which serves the North American market.
The company said it intended to use the state’s “More Jobs for Marylanders” program. The state Department of Commerce program provides incentives to new and existing manufacturers to create new jobs in the state.
Greenland CEO Raymond Wang said the Hogan administration and local officials “clearly share our vision and enthusiasm for electrification and understand the positive implications for job creation, economic benefits and for Greenland specifically”.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said companies like Greenland fit well with the county’s goal of increasing the use of clean, sustainable energy.
“Electric machines and vehicles are a critical part of that future,” Olszewski said. “Greenland Technologies’ choice to manufacture its electric industrial vehicles in White Marsh creates a win-win scenario; new clean energy options for construction projects, as well as jobs for our residents. »