Danfoss has commenced construction on its new manufacturing facility in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.
The 167,000 SF building, scheduled for completion in early 2023, will host state-of-the-art manufacturing for the VTX line and two TT/TG lines for Danfoss’ Turbocor compressors. The new facility will triple current manufacturing capacity to meet a fast-growing demand from the American, European and Asian Pacific markets for cooling and heating high efficiency compressors.
Once manufacturing operations are moved to the new building, the existing 70,000 SF building will be converted to an Oil-Free Technology Centre, housing R&D activities including pilot productions of new cooling technologies and services.
Turbocor compressors use magnetic-bearing technology instead of oil and provide a low-carbon and ultra-low GWP cooling option for commercial air conditioning and refrigeration units.
The oil-free high efficiency compressor technology is a key enabler to meet the decarbonization goals of commercial buildings, cities and countries.
The company has made similar investments in its manufacturing site in China and Configuration Centre in Europe in order to support its global customers.
Danfoss Turbocor president, Ricardo Schneider, said the company is at an inflection point with its technology and are preparing for significant growth year-over-year.
“The technology is moving toward mainstream, and this new facility will help us continue to innovate and develop new technologies to remain a market leader in low-carbon cooling,” he said.