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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America forms new venture to manufacture industrial components

January 27, 2017 | By Rehana Begg

Industrial Components of Texas, LLC (ICOTEX) broke ground on the new 71,000-square-foot facility in Conroe, Texas. Attending the Jan. 26 ceremony were members of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.’s executive committee and ICOTEX employees.

Houston – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., today announced a joint venture to form Industrial Components of Texas, LLC (ICOTEX), a new company that will manufacture industrial components. MCFA will be the primary customer, using ICOTEX components in the forklift production process at MCFA’s Houston manufacturing plant.

Construction of a dedicated ICOTEX 71,000-square-foot facility is underway in Conroe, Texas and is scheduled to open in late summer of 2017. ICOTEX will be recruiting approximately 80 new employees and will eventually produce over 600 different types of components at the state-of-the-art site.

Industrial Components of Texas, LLC (ICOTEX) President Reinhild Kuehne, City of Conroe Mayor Webb K. Melder and Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. President Ken Barina addressed special guests at the groundbreaking for ICOTEX’s new 71,000-square-foot facility being built in Conroe, Texas. The company will manufacture industrial components.

“ICOTEX is a strategic opportunity for MCFA and Jungheinrich to strengthen their existing North American partnership and support growth goals in the region, while continuing to deliver value and innovation to customers,” said Reinhild Kuehne, president at ICOTEX. ”The collaboration will deliver supply chain efficiencies, with customers ultimately benefiting from improved quality control and forklift manufacturing lead times. The ICOTEX joint venture is a natural evolution since MCFA has produced Jungheinrich-designed forklift models in Houston for many years and has earned a reputation for reliability and performance.”

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