AURORA, CO -- Uzin Utz North America Inc. recently announced the location of their second U.S.-based dry mortar facility to be located in Waco, TX. The 125,000-square-foot facility will produce self-leveling compounds, patches, thinsets, grouts and other product categories in the future. In addition to manufacturing capacities, it will also be the location of the new Uzin Utz North America training center for all brands and the central location for R&D.
With an investment of $34 million by the Uzin Utz Group, the new manufacturing facility will generate over 40 new job opportunities for the region. Overall production capacities of Uzin powder products will increase when the new facility is operational and provide customers closer proximity to training, logistics and technical services provided by Uzin Utz North America Inc.
“After a multi-year comprehensive study of future locations for our second North American facility, the city of Waco quickly became a front runner.” said Matthias Liebert, president of Uzin Utz North America Inc. “Our continued growth in the Western and Southwestern states, central location of Waco, to current raw material suppliers and the shared values of the city leadership with our business philosophy made for a natural fit. We continue to see a strong demand for our industry leading products and system-based solutions for the flooring installation contractor. Investment in a second manufacturing facility was necessary to maintain our high standards of product innovation, quality, speed of delivery and technical service. To launch a project of this size during our current times is a testament to our passionate employees, strong distributor partners and loyal flooring contractors.”
Philipp Utz, executive board member Uzin Utz AG, further commented, “In 2015, we cut the ribbon on our first manufacturing plant in North America (Dover, DE) firmly planting our company in the largest flooring market in the world. Investments such as this manufacturing facility in Waco, TX, and future facilities are needed in order for us to achieve our global company’s objectives set forth by our executive board for 2025 and beyond. Our commitment to the market, people and industry has not changed; we will continue to fully invest.”
Waco, TX, will mark the third location in North America for Uzin Utz North America Inc. Current locations include a manufacturing facility in Dover, DE, and distribution facility in Aurora, CO. The expansion also adds to the extensive global manufacturing footprint of the Uzin Utz Group with manufacturing facilities in Germany, Netherlands, France, Poland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Indonesia and China.