NanaWall Expands Facility, Brings More Manufacturing into the U.S.

NanaWall Systems has more than doubled the space at its manufacturing facility in Richmond, Calif., in order to move the manufacturing of some of its products from Germany to the U.S. The 90,000-square-foot facility will house additional machinery to accommodate the increased manufacturing and, as a result, new jobs will be added.

NanaWall’s expanded U.S. facility in Richmond, Calif., will increase the company’s capacity by 125%.

Marketing manager Matt Thomas says the company has been considering this expansion for the past five years. He says the main motivator was to cut lead times and costs by eliminating overseas shipping costs and customs issues. However, the current climate of tariff increases also drove the company to relocate some of its manufacturing to the U.S.

“While many other companies are moving manufacturing overseas, NanaWall saw a chance to instead increase our American production capabilities through this expansion,” says NanaWall Systems CEO Ebrahim Nana in a company statement. “We are moving some elements of production from Germany into the U.S., which means increased local job opportunities, as well as a more efficient manufacturing process, faster time to market and, therefore, faster delivery of products …”

According to Thomas, the company is still in the process of determining whether to bring its wood or frameless systems manufacturing to the U.S. based upon which is more efficient for manufacturing at its new facility. The company’s goal is to have the products that are sold in North America and Central America be manufactured in the U.S., and for its 600,000-square-foot facility in German to manufacturer systems for the rest of the world.

The expanded U.S. facility will increase the company’s capacity by 125%.

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