NORTON SHORES, Mich.—Austria’s TGW Logistics Group, a global supplier of automated material handling products and software, has seen significant expansion in its American business unit, TGW Systems, Inc. The company attributes this domestic growth, including a 60 percent increase in U.S. project orders, to “technological innovations, advanced goods-to-person solutions, and an extended service portfolio.”

To accommodate the rapid growth, TGW Systems ( is planning to move its manufacturing operations to a larger facility, currently occupied by Munich-based Wacker Neuson, at 1300 E. Mount Garfield Road in Norton Shores, Michigan. TGW Systems is in the process of purchasing the 170,000-square-foot facility from Wacker Neuson and will move production there later this year.

“With the acquisition of this facility, we will double the size of our U.S.A. manufacturing footprint and also have capacity for further expansion,” said Alex Ruch, director of human resources at TGW Systems, in a press release. “This new location will afford us the ability to grow, exceed our customer expectations, as well as provide a world-class work environment for our employees.”

TGW has increased its workforce by 35 percent in the past year, and is “busting at the seams,” according to Ruch. “We’re always planning on hiring more people,” he said, including from a job fair that will be held for Wacker Neuson employees affected by the shutdown.

Between locations in Norton Shores and Grand Rapids, TGW has about 385 employees in West Michigan, the company said.

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