May 29, 2018

Poclain to Expand Sturtevant, WI Facilities

Poclain is expanding their Sturtevant facility in South Eastern WI, USA. The new production area expansion will be over 60,000 square feet, a 60% increase in space for the production area overall. 


Poclain Hydraulics acquired the facility, which is located in the Grandview business park, in 2001 for use as their North American headquarters. The existing site development is zoned M-3 and meets the existing facility use requirements. The building addition will be to the West of the current building.  This addition will provide the needed framework and floor space to add future processes and product manufacturing to the North American portfolio. The addition will be accompanied by investments in manufacturing equipment, bringing total project investments to over $20 M. Expected occupancy is slated for late 2018.


“The need for this addition is due to the strong growth of Poclain in North America and the expansion of our current product lines. It positions us to respond to future growth and will allow us to bring production of additional product lines to North America.” Markus Rauchhaus, Group Director North America, Poclain. “With this expansion we are planning a 10% staffing increase in 2018.  Our future roadmap predicts further growth and investment in US manufacturing.”

The ground breaking for the new facility addition was held May 30th at 2:00 PM. Many local government officials and trade organizations attended in support of the project, with a key note address from Senator Van Wanggaard.