Takeuchi-US celebrated a significant milestone in April when the 1000th compact track loader—a TL12R2 model—rolled off the assembly line at the manufacturer’s facility in Moore, South Carolina. This 156,000-square-foot production facility, Takeuchi’s first in North America, officially began assembling compact track loaders on September 22, 2022.
Takeuchi announced its acquisition of the Moore, South Carolina, plant just one year ago in April 2022. The company previously produced track loaders at one of its factories in the Nagano province of Japan. However, upon observing the North American market’s growing demand for Takeuchi compact track loaders over time, Takeuchi chose to begin assembling these machines in the U.S. This decision has eliminated the need to ship track loaders from an overseas facility to North American dealers and customers. As Takeuchi’s global markets expand, the company expects to export some machines from the U.S. to other countries. The plan is to assemble all Takeuchi CTL models in Moore by the end of 2023. For more, visit www.takeuchi-us.com.